There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to South Bend by plane, train, 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  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to South Bend (SBN) RDU - SBN

$212 - $1,118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to South Bend, IN

$81 - $218

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Chicago Midway (MDW) RDU - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak

$172 - $487

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RDU - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak

$162 - $428

Bus via Elkhart, IN  •  22 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Elkhart, IN

$112 - $243

Train  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak Capitol Limited

$149 - $417

Drive  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to South Bend 768.7 miles

$75 - $110

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Raleigh to South Bend hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to South Bend via GoDurham Station, Durham, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Elkhart, IN in around 22 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Columbus, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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 Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 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
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Elkhart, IN
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to South Bend, IN
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Raleigh to South Bend?

The distance between Raleigh and South Bend is 931 km. The road distance is 1230 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Raleigh to South Bend?

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to South Bend is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Raleigh to South Bend?

The quickest way to get from Raleigh to South Bend is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs $210 - $1,200.

Is there a direct train between Raleigh and South Bend?

No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at South Bend Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Raleigh and South Bend?

No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to South Bend. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at South Bend, IN via Durham, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, OH and Elkhart, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Raleigh to South Bend?

It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Raleigh to South Bend, including transfers.