There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly to South Bend  •  3 h 28 min

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

$152 - $388

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  12 h

  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

6 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$92 - $337

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$72 - $268

Train  •  11 h 41 min

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

$95 - $243

Bus  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
  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

$116 - $157

Train via Notre Dame  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station 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

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to South Bend is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to South Bend is to fly which costs $150 - $390 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Minneapolis to South Bend, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota and arriving at Notre Dame via Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park and Chicago O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 43 min.

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

Delta and United Airlines fly from Minneapolis to South Bend every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to South Bend via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 11 h 41 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 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
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Contact Details
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
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Millennium Station to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
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
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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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