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

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Train  •  3h 7m

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

$33 - $66

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Subway, bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the subway from Dempster to Washington/Wabash Purple Line
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN Chicago / ...

$19 - $42

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Bus  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Notre Dame O´hare-Notre Dame

$31 - $50

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Evanston to South Bend 107.2 miles

$10 - $16

Train, fly  •  3h 55m

  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 1h 52m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Evanston to South Bend station. However, there are services departing from Evanston and arriving at South Bend Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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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 3h 7m and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m 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 3h 7m and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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South Bend is 1h ahead of Evanston. It is currently 5:46 AM in Evanston and 6:46 AM in South Bend.

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  • Distance: 78.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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 3h 7m. Alternatively, Coach USA operates a bus from Evanston to South Bend hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
56m
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
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Evanston to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
17m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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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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 1h 52m 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 191+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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