There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to South Bend by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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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Fly to South Bend  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to South Bend (SBN) MSP - SBN

$152 - $388

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Night bus, train  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4901 / ...
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport Ssl

$69 - $140

5 alternative options

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

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

$72 - $268

Train  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Lake Shore Limited / ...

$95 - $243

Bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Notre Dame

$84 - $113

Train via Notre Dame  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport Ssl

$91 - $215

Drive  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to South Bend 504.7 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Notre Dame via Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park and Chicago O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 33 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and South Bend is 422 miles. The road distance is 504.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 11 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Minneapolis to South Bend, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to South Bend bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to South Bend is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 31 min.

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Minneapolis to South Bend bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Notre Dame station.

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South Bend is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 4:04 PM in Minneapolis and 5:04 PM in South Bend.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to South Bend is 505 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to drive from Minneapolis to South Bend.

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  • Distance: 421.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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

Delta and United Airlines fly from Minneapolis to South Bend 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to South Bend via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Chicago Union Station in around 11 h 41 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
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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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
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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
Night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 215+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs .

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