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There are 4 ways to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids by bus, train or car

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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

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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 Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station Pere Marquette

$63 - $153

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Grand Rapids 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

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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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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 station to Grand Rapids station. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 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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The best way to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 3 min and costs .

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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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South Bend to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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South Bend to Grand Rapids train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 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 in around 6 h 58 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
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
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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

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South Bend to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Grand Rapids, MI station.

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South Bend to Grand Rapids train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Grand Rapids is 117 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from South Bend to Grand Rapids.

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