There are 6 ways to get from Aurora to South Bend by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Lake Shore Limited / ...

$35 - $69

Cheapest option

Train South Shore Line  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport Ssl

$31 - $41

4 alternative options

Line 530 bus, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 530 bus from Broadway & Spring St to Naperville Metra 530
  2. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN

$40 - $72

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Chicago, Il 4566 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Notre Dame O´hare-Notre Dame

$41 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Aurora to South Bend 135.1 miles

$13 - $20

Train, fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$309 - $629

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The cheapest way to get from Aurora to South Bend is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aurora to South Bend is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aurora to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Broadway & Spring St and arriving at South Bend, IN via Naperville, IL and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aurora to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Aurora and arriving at South Bend Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Aurora and South Bend is 108 miles. The road distance is 135.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Aurora to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Aurora to South Bend, including transfers.

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Aurora to South Bend bus services, operated by Pace Bus, depart from Broadway & Spring St station.

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Aurora to South Bend train services, operated by Metra, depart from Aurora station.

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The best way to get from Aurora to South Bend is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $35 - $70. Alternatively, you can line 530 bus and bus, which costs $40 - $75 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Aurora to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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  • Distance: 107.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Aurora, IL, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Aurora to South Bend via Chicago Union Station in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aurora to South Bend via Naperville Metra, Naperville, IL, and Chicago, IL in around 6 h 13 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Broadway & Spring St to Naperville Metra
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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