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

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Bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to South Bend, IN 0354

$45 - $59

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to South Bend 140.7 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to South Bend  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to South Bend (SBN) IND - SBN

$212 - $1,117

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$97 - $277

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 47 min

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

$112 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to South Bend is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to South Bend is to drive which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $13 - $20.

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The distance between Indianapolis and South Bend is 213 km. The road distance is 225 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Indianapolis to South Bend, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Notre Dame via South Bend, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Indianapolis to South Bend once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Indianapolis to South Bend hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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

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