Getting to Cass County couldn’t be more convenient

Cass County is located in southwestern Lower Michigan, so getting here is convenient and easy. We are 115 miles east of Chicago (Directions), 176 miles north of Indianapolis (Directions), 183 miles southwest of Detroit (Directions). You have your choice of transportation options.

From Chicago
Take I-90 east to exit 83
Turn right on Capital Avenue to Indiana highway 23
Turn right in Indiana Highway 23 and continue into Michigan
In Michigan Indiana Highway 23 become Michigan Highway 62
Continue on Michigan Highway 62 to Cassopolis- the heart of Cass County

From Indianapolis
Take US Highway 31 north into Michigan
Turn right on US 12
Continue on US 12 to Michigan Highway 60
Continue on Michigan Highway 60 to Cassopolis- the heart of Cass County

From Detroit
Take interstate 94 west to Kalamazoo
Exit at US 131 and travel south thru Three Rivers
Turn right on M-60 just south of Three Rivers
Continue on Michigan Highway 60 to Cassopolis- the heart of Cass County

Getting here by bus

There are no Greyhound bus routes through Cass County, but for residents of Cass County the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) provides Dial-A-Ride Transit (DART) bus service in Dowagiac and Marcellus. The DART office is located at 200 Depot St., Dowagiac, MI. DART’s service area includes Southwestern Michigan College. Call (269) 782-3300 for service and additional information.

Additionally, Cass County residents can use Cass County Public Transit which is a curb-to-curb, advance reservation, county-wide public transportation system available to anyone who is capable of traveling. Transportation services are available from 6 am to 6 pm.

RESERVATION HOURS: Mon-Fri: 6 am – 5 pm
FARES: $1.75-$5.50
PHONE: (269) 445-2455 Please call 24 hours in advance to place your reservation. Call dispatch at 269-455-2455 or 1800-323-2508.
See the Cass County Publc Transit website for additional information.

Getting here by passenger train

There are four high-speed Amtrak passenger trains between Chicago, Illinois and Port Huron, Michigan that make daily stops at the historic Dowagiac Train Station, located at 200 Depot Road. The “Blue Water” train travels from Chicago to Dowagiac in 1 hour and 43 minutes. Station amenities include:

  • 75 long-term parking spaces and 75 short-term parking spaces
  • handicap accessible platform, restrooms and waiting room.
  • enclosed waiting area and restrooms
  • wheelchair lift.

Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at the Dowagiac station. These services and additional information, schedules, and fares can be found here or call (800) 872-7245.

Getting here by air

Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport is a general utility airport, owned and operated by the City of Niles. The airport serves the general aviation needs of both corporate and recreational flyers with a conveniently located facility, offering an alternative to the more congested South Bend Regional Airport. Situated on the northeast side of the city at 2018 Lake St., the airport features a NW/SE 4,100 foot paved runway (15/33) and a NE/SW 3,300 paved runway (4/22).

South Bend Regional Airport is a public airport 28.5 miles southwest of Cass County, Michigan. Airline service to and from South Bend Regional Airport is provided by Allegiant Air, Delta, United and United Express.