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

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$45 - $120

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

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

$35 - $60

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to South Bend 257.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to South Bend  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to South Bend (SBN) CLE - SBN

$202 - $1,118

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$142 - $536

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$142 - $548

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to South Bend is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to South Bend is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cleveland, OH and arriving at South Bend, IN. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at South Bend Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and South Bend is 237 miles. The road distance is 257.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs $45 - $120.

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The train from Cleveland Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak takes 4 h 52 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Cleveland to South Bend bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Cleveland, OH station.

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Cleveland to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Cleveland Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to South Bend is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 9 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 237 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Cleveland to South Bend 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, Barons Bus operates a bus from Cleveland to South Bend once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
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 Cleveland Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak
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
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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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

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Cleveland to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to South Bend is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Cleveland to South Bend.

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Allegiant Air, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Cleveland Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 203+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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