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Detroit - South Bend Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Detroit to South Bend. Traveling by bus from Detroit to South Bend usually takes around 10 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance171 mi (275 km)
Shortest duration7h 20m
Cheapest price$39.52
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to South Bend?

$43.11 is the average price of a bus ticket from Detroit to South Bend. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$82$55$27MayJun

Bus tickets from Detroit to South Bend are expected to cost between $46 and $80 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to South Bend within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $55. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Detroit to South Bend are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $52. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost $76, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$102$82$61$41$203020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$45.89 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to South Bend?

There are 3 bus lines from Detroit to South Bend available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Greyhound offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines17h 21m$73.65
FlixBus US19h 45m$71.17
Greyhound212h 7m$57.88
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Detroit to South Bend from $74. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Detroit to South Bend and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to South Bend. In Detroit, Barons Bus Lines departs to South Bend from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and no other station. In South Bend, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 100 West South St. and no other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Detroit to South Bend takes 7 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to South Bend in 7 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to South Bend.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Detroit to South Bend, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from Detroit to South Bend every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to South Bend usually start from $40.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 275 kilometers from Detroit to South Bend. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Detroit to South Bend for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to South Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Detroit to South Bend every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to South Bend; ticket prices start at $72.28.

City Information

Detroit

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

South Bend

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South Bend is quite a small city in Indiana, but this town offers plenty of beautiful landmarks and outdoor activities that will keep you captivated. When visiting South Bend, don't miss the Century Center, which not only hosts some of the best exhibitions in town but also boasts a great view towards the nearby St Joseph River, making it a particularly photogenic spot. The North/South Continental Divide is one particular point of interest, just a bit further down the US 20 bypass. Immerse yourself in nature at Shiojiri Niwa, a Japanese garden with more than twenty different large plants.

Though a small town, South Bend still has plenty of great dining options on its plate. For the best locally sourced burgers and a killer view of the river, check out Oaken Bucket Restaurant. If you can splurge a little bit, LaSalle Grill offers some of the finest dishes in town!

South Bend is a convenient location to reach from anywhere in the Midwest, with several bus stations in the city and Amtrak service stopping at a station close to downtown. In addition, South Bend International Airport is very close to the city and offers flights to domestic and international destinations.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

Located near hip Corktown, the Detroit Greyhound Bus Station is minutes away from local breweries, diverse restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. Besides Greyhound, many other bus carriers serve this station, including Indian Trails, Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. For travelers’ convenience, the station offers massive parking lots, clean restrooms, and lockers to rent. The station is a short walk from several local bus stops, and about a 15 minute walk from the closest light rail station to connect to neighborhoods throughout Detroit.

All bus stations in Detroit:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

Where does the bus arrive in South Bend?

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Main arrival station: 100 W S St

The South Street Station opened in 1998 as a multi-modal transit center. It is located in downtown South Bend across the street from the renovated Coveleski Stadium and Union Station. On average, about 2.2 million people use the station every year. A public transit bus stop located right outside the station connects it to the surrounding areas, including Notre Dame University and the U.P. Mall in downtown South Bend.

Bus stations in South Bend:

  • 100 W S St

  • 100 West South St.

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