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

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Recommended option

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI 0354
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI 8351

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI 0354
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI 1487 / ...

$43 - $99

2 alternative options

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

$54 - $119

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Grand Rapids 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

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, South Bend, IN, and Kalamazoo, MI in around 5 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend to Grand Rapids via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 6 h 58 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $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
$10 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from South Bend to Grand Rapids?

The distance between South Bend and Grand Rapids is 150 km. The road distance is 187 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids?

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

What is the fastest way to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids?

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

Is there a direct train between South Bend and Grand Rapids?

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.

Is there a direct bus between South Bend and Grand Rapids?

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 18 min.

How long does it take to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids?

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from South Bend to Grand Rapids, including transfers.