There are 7 ways to get from Boston to South Bend by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to South Bend  •  5h 21m

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

$126 - $578

Cheapest option

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 3m

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

$66 - $225

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Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BOS - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station

$86 - $545

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

Train  •  19h 56m

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

$95 - $140

Bus via Cleveland  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Cleveland, Oh 4175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland to South Street Stationf - South Bend

$100 - $155

Drive  •  15h 4m

  1. Drive from Boston to South Bend 908.6 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to fly which costs $120 - $600 and takes 5h 21m.

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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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The distance between Boston and South Bend is 785 miles. The road distance is 908.6 miles.

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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 21m 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 21m and costs $120 - $600. 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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Map of how to get from Boston to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 784.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Delta, United Airlines and American 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 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Buffalo, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Boston South Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
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
Book at
gotobus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $160

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 13m 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 909 miles. It takes approximately 15h 4m 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 117+ 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 - $11.

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