There are 5 ways to get from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to South Bend Airport Ssl

$39 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Gary, IN
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to South Bend, IN
  3. Take a taxi from South Bend, IN to Indiana University South Bend

$38 - $56

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Gary, In to South Bend, In 1632 / ...

$41 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend 73.6 miles

$7 - $11

Bus, train, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Gary, IN
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$329 - $651

Questions & Answers

The distance between Merrillville and Indiana University South Bend is 59 miles. The road distance is 73.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 11 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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Yes, the driving distance between Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from Merrillville to Indiana University 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 Indiana University South Bend. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend.
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  • Distance: 59.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between Merrillville, IN, USA and Indiana University South Bend, IN, USA?

South Shore Line operates a train from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Merrillville to Indiana University South Bend hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Merrillville, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to South Bend, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gary, In to South Bend, In
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Other operators
Taxi from South Bend, IN to Indiana University South Bend
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$15 - $18
United Cab
Phone
+1 574-233-9599
A Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 574-233-9333

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