There are 5 ways to get from South Bend to Pontiac by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Niles Amtrak to Pontiac Amtrak Wolverine

$73 - $149

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Jefferson + Griswold to Phoenix Center 462

$47 - $94

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Jefferson + Griswold to Phoenix Center 462

$50 - $111

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Pontiac 217.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry

$177 - $921

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The distance between South Bend and Pontiac is 166 miles. The road distance is 217.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Pontiac without a car is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from South Bend to Pontiac, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Pontiac is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 4 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Pontiac is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from South Bend to Pontiac.

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Delta offers flights from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Pontiac. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Pontiac.
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  • Distance: 166.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from South Bend to Pontiac 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Pontiac via South Bend, In, Toledo, Oh, Detroit, Mi, and Jefferson + Griswold in around 5 h 3 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Niles Amtrak to Pontiac Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Jefferson + Griswold to Phoenix Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org

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