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There are 8 ways to get from Cincinnati to South Bend by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1198 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to South Bend, IN Columbus

$57 - $92

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Bus Barons Bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Michigan City, IN
  3. Take the bus from Michigan City, IN to Notre Dame

$51 - $95

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Bus, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1192 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$60 - $144

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cincinnati to South Bend 245.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly Covington to South Bend  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to South Bend (SBN) CVG - SBN

$222 - $1,117

Fly Covington to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$172 - $716

Fly Covington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$87 - $387

Fly Cincinnati to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$59 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Cincinnati to South Bend is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cincinnati to South Bend is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cincinnati to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Cincinnati, Oh and arriving at South Bend, IN via Dayton Trotwood, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Cincinnati and South Bend is 200 miles. The road distance is 245.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to South Bend without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $55 - $95.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Cincinnati to South Bend, including transfers.

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Cincinnati to South Bend bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cincinnati, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to South Bend is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $55 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Covington Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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Cincinnati to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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Map of how to get from Cincinnati to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 200 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

What companies run services between Cincinnati, OH, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Cincinnati to South Bend via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dayton Trotwood, OH in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Cincinnati to South Bend hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Cincinnati to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $210
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 Toledo Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Michigan City, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cincinnati to South Bend is 245 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Cincinnati to South Bend.

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

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There are 214+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $2.

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