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Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte drive

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  Grand Island (Nebraska)
 Hastings (Nebraska)
 Great Platte River Road Archway
   North Platte 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte. If you're planning a road trip to North Platte, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Grand Island (Nebraska) and North Platte. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Grand Island (Nebraska) and North Platte. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Grand Island (Nebraska)
drive for about 36 minutes

10:36 am  Hastings (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:36 am
drive for about 50 minutes

12:26 pm  Great Platte River Road Archway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:36 pm  Cozad
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:36 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:19 pm  arrive in North Platte

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Grand Island, Nebraska.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Hastings (Nebraska)  (2 answers)
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Great Platte River Road Archway


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is North Platte, Nebraska.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in North Platte?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to North Platte.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a North Platte to Grand Island (Nebraska) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Grand Island (Nebraska)? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Grand Island (Nebraska).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte. Or get a full Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Grand Island (Nebraska) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Grand Island (Nebraska)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 145 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 12 minutes
1 Grand Island (Nebraska) travel answer
2 Hastings (Nebraska) travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers


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