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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to South Bend  •  5 h 56 min

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

$192 - $505

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to South Bend, In 4425

$105 - $245

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$122 - $464

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$107 - $345

Train  •  19 h 21 min

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

$120 - $360

Drive  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Boston to South Bend 908.7 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Boston and South Bend is 785 miles. The road distance is 908.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Boston to South Bend, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station Amtrak station and arriving at South Bend Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 21 min.

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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, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to South Bend once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $360 and the journey takes 19 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $360
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to South Bend, In
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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