There are 7 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

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to South Bend, IN Schedules 0021 and 0022

$35 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to South Bend, In 4425

$46 - $94

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to South Bend 257.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to South Bend  •  5 h 10 min

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

$202 - $1,118

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$142 - $536

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CLE - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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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The distance between Cleveland and South Bend is 237 miles. The road distance is 257.1 miles.

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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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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 10 h 35 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 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 $45 - $95 and takes 6 h 51 min, You could also fly, which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 10 min..

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Cleveland to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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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, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Cleveland to South Bend every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Cleveland to South Bend via Punta Gorda
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 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 Cleveland, Oh to South Bend, In
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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