There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI Indianopolis
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI 8351

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI Indianopolis
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI 1487 / ...

$42 - $99

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Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak Pere Marquette

$63 - $153

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Grand Rapids 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, line 6 bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station

$104 - $307

Train to Chicago Midway, fly, line 6 bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station

$119 - $416

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Grand Rapids is 94 miles. The road distance is 117.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Grand Rapids. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at Grand Rapids, MI via South Bend, IN and Kalamazoo, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend to Grand Rapids. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak and arriving at Grand Rapids Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids.
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  • Distance: 93.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Grand Rapids, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Grand Rapids via South Bend, IN - Airport, South Bend, IN, and Kalamazoo, MI in around 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend to Grand Rapids via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Rapid Transport
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridetherapid.org

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