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

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Fly to South Bend  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to South Bend (SBN) BNA - SBN

$222 - $1,117

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Bus  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to South Bend, IN Indianopolis

$68 - $99

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Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6h 14m

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

$182 - $666

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 45m

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

$162 - $507

Bus, train  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Carbondale
  2. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station

$104 - $261

Drive  •  7h 41m

  1. Drive from Nashville to South Bend 431 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Nashville to South Bend is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to South Bend is to fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nashville to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Nashville, TN and arriving at Notre Dame via Indianapolis, IN and South Bend, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 51m.

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The distance between Nashville and South Bend is 385 miles. The road distance is 431 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to South Bend without a car is to bus which takes 11h 51m and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Nashville to South Bend, including transfers.

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Nashville to South Bend bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Nashville, TN station.

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The best way to get from Nashville to South Bend is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs $220 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Nashville Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 37m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 384.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Nashville to South Bend hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nashville to South Bend via Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, South Bend, IN, and South Bend, IN in around 11h 51m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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 Carbondale Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Nashville, TN to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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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 Nashville, Tn to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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South Bend is 1h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 10:37 PM in Nashville and 11:37 PM in South Bend.

Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to South Bend is 431 miles. It takes approximately 7h 41m to drive from Nashville to South Bend.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Nashville Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 191+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Nashville Airport is to line 18 bus which takes 32m and costs $2.

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