Cheap train tickets from South Bend to Detroit


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How much are train tickets from South Bend to Detroit?

Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest10h 44m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from South Bend to Detroit?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from South Bend to Detroit is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from South Bend to Detroit was $48.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $27.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from South Bend to Detroit?

The distance between South Bend and Detroit is approximately 170.81 miles, or 274.83 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 44 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from South Bend to Detroit?

On Saturday trains from South Bend to Detroit are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from South Bend to Detroit?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Detroit. One train carrier operates regular service on the South Bend to Detroit route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between South Bend to Detroit, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from South Bend to Detroit, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from South Bend to Detroit, which start at $27.00.

One train company connects South Bend to Detroit


Amtrak train tickets from South Bend to Detroit start from $48.00, and on average cost $66.93. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Detroit. Amtrak in South Bend leaves from 2702 W Washington St, And in Detroit trains arrive at 11 W Baltimore Ave,

From South Bend to Detroit train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Detroit faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 44 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $67.00 for a one-way train ticket to Detroit.

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There is one train station from which trains depart South Bend on their way to Detroit:
  • 2702 W Washington St
There is one train station where trains from South Bend arrive in Detroit:
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave