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

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Fly to South Bend  •  5 h 36 min

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

$226 - $1,121

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 51 min

  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  •  5 h 58 min

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

$186 - $670

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$166 - $511

Bus, train Amtrak  •  14 h 36 min

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

$111 - $279

Bus, train  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Chicago Amtrak, Il 1196
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport Ssl

$73 - $150

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  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 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to South Bend is to fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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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 11 h 51 min.

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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 11 h 51 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min 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 5 h 36 min and costs $220 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nashville Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min 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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South Bend is 1 h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 3:28 PM in Nashville and 4:28 PM in South Bend.

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

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  • Distance: 384.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

Delta, United Airlines 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 11 h 51 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
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 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 Carbondale Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 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
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Nashville, TN to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Paducah, Ky
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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