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

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Fly Boston to South Bend  •  5 h 59 min

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

$192 - $495

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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 - $267

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Fly Boston to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 22 min

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

$107 - $335

Fly Boston to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 16 min

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

$122 - $454

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MHT - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak

$190 - $553

Train  •  19 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station 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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station 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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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 19 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min 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 5 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 21 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min 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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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to South Bend is 909 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 59 min 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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  • Distance: 784.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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 Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
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
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 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
Train from Boston South Station 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
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
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
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 Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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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