There are 5 ways to get from Evanston to South Bend by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Evanston to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Lake Shore Limited / ...

$33 - $66

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Bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN Chicago / ...

$17 - $40

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Train South Shore Line  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport Ssl

$24 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Evanston to South Bend 107.2 miles

$10 - $16

Train, fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Evanston to Clybourn
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$308 - $626

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The cheapest way to get from Evanston to South Bend is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Evanston to South Bend is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Evanston to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Evanston and arriving at South Bend Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Evanston and South Bend is 79 miles. The road distance is 107.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Evanston to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Evanston to South Bend, including transfers.

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Evanston to South Bend train services, operated by Metra, depart from Evanston station.

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The best way to get from Evanston to South Bend is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $40 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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South Bend is 1 h ahead of Evanston. It is currently 5:17 PM in Evanston and 6:17 PM in South Bend.

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  • Distance: 78.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Evanston, IL, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Evanston to South Bend via Chicago OTC and Chicago Union Station in around 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Evanston to South Bend twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Barons Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Evanston to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Evanston to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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Evanston to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Evanston to South Bend is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Evanston to South Bend.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 214+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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