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

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Fly to South Bend  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to South Bend (SBN) BUF - SBN

$182 - $967

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Akron, OH Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to South Bend, IN Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago

$54 - $95

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Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$162 - $466

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$152 - $437

Train  •  9 h 40 min

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

$84 - $221

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to South Bend 448.1 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to South Bend is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to South Bend is to fly which costs $180 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at South Bend, IN via Akron, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo station to South Bend station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Amtrak Station and arriving at South Bend Amtrak Station via Buffalo Depew Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and South Bend is 388 miles. The road distance is 448.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 9 h 40 min and costs $80 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Buffalo to South Bend, including transfers.

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Buffalo to South Bend bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Buffalo to South Bend is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $180 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 9 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $100 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 388 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Buffalo to South Bend hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Buffalo to South Bend twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 8 h 26 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
1 h 29 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 Buffalo Depew Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Akron, OH
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Akron, OH to South Bend, IN
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 43 min and has one stopover.

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Buffalo to South Bend bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to South Bend is 448 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Buffalo to South Bend.

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

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There are 200+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 204 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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