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

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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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  7 h 27 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 0352

$52 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati 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 to South Bend  •  5 h 4 min

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

$222 - $1,117

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$172 - $716

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$87 - $387

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Cincinnati to South Bend, including transfers.

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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 27 min.

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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 27 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cincinnati to South Bend hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to South Bend via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 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
Bus operators
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 Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Michigan City, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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