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North Platte to Grand Island (Nebraska) drive

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

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North Platte to Grand Island (Nebraska) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from North Platte to Grand Island (Nebraska). If you're planning a road trip to Grand Island (Nebraska), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between North Platte and Grand Island (Nebraska). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between North Platte and Grand Island (Nebraska). 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 North Platte
drive for about 48 minutes

10:48 am  Original Pony Express Station
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:11 pm  Great Platte River Road Archway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:01 pm  Hastings (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

4:37 pm  arrive in Grand Island (Nebraska)

driving ≈ 3.5 hours


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Your starting point is North Platte, Nebraska.

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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?

Original Pony Express Station

Great Platte River Road Archway

Hastings (Nebraska)  (2 answers)
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Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Grand Island, Nebraska.

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What are some things to do in Grand Island (Nebraska)?

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!

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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 Grand Island (Nebraska) to North Platte drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of North Platte? Try searching for places within 2 hours of North Platte.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from North Platte to Grand Island (Nebraska). Or get a full North Platte to Grand Island (Nebraska) 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 North Platte well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about North Platte!





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





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