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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.

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Fly to South Bend  •  6h 32m

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

$192 - $498

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Bus  •  21h 56m

  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 O'Hare, train  •  7h 36m

  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

$107 - $338

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 25m

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

$122 - $457

Train  •  19h 56m

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

$120 - $360

Drive  •  14h 59m

  1. Drive from Boston to South Bend 908.7 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 14h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to South Bend is to fly which costs $190 - $500 and takes 6h 32m.

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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 908.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 19h 56m and costs $120 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Boston to South Bend, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to South Bend is to fly which takes 6h 32m and costs $190 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 19h 56m, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 21h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 34m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 784.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

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 19h 56m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Pittsburgh, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
$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 to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 56m
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to South Bend, In
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to South Bend is 909 miles. It takes approximately 14h 59m to drive from Boston to South Bend.

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

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There are 191+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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