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There are 3 ways to get from South Bend to Pontiac by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  4h 51m

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

$73 - $149

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Pontiac 217.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  5h 24m

  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 cheapest way to get from South Bend to Pontiac is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Pontiac is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 41m.

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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 4h 51m and costs $70 - $150.

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

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 59m.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Pontiac is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3h 41m 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 127+ 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 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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  • Distance: 166.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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 4h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Niles Amtrak Station to Pontiac Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
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
Bus operators
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org

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