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

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$45 - $59

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Train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Lake Shore Limited / ...

$69 - $158

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 9 min

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

$97 - $277

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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 costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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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 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at South Bend Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and South Bend is 133 miles. The road distance is 140.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to South Bend without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Indianapolis to South Bend, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to South Bend is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $160 and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 133.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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, you can take a train from Indianapolis to South Bend via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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
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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to South Bend is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Indianapolis to South Bend.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis 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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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs $2.

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