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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to South Bend by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to South Bend (SBN) BOS - SBN

$136 - $271

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Bus  •  16h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to South Bend

$89 - $120

2 alternative options

Train  •  19h 56m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to South Bend Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$95 - $140

Drive  •  15h

  1. Drive from Boston to South Bend 907.3 miles

$85 - $130

Boston to South Bend by train

The train journey time between Boston and South Bend is around 19h 56m and covers a distance of around 937 miles. The fastest train normally takes 19h 56m. Operated by Amtrak, the Boston to South Bend train service departs from Boston South Station and arrives in South Bend Amtrak Station. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to fly which costs $130 - $280 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison and arriving at South Bend via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at South Bend Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 56m.

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It is 785 miles from Boston to South Bend. It is approximately 907.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Boston to South Bend without a car is to bus which takes 16h 40m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Boston to South Bend, including transfers.

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Boston to South Bend bus services, operated by Coach Run, depart from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison station.

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Boston to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to South Bend is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs $130 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 16h 40m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 19h 56m.

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  • Distance: 784.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Boston to South Bend hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to South Bend via New York, NY and New York in around 16h 40m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Raleigh/Durham, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Norfolk, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
coachrun.com
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D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to South Bend
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 29m and has one stopover.

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Boston to South Bend bus services, operated by D&W Bus, arrive at South Bend station.

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Boston to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to South Bend is 907 miles. It takes approximately 15h to drive from Boston to South Bend.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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