There are 5 ways to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette 4511 / ...

$25 - $46

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Bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il 4425
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$33 - $79

Train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St. Ssl
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$45 - $92

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette 148.5 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD

$358 - $656

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from South Bend, In and arriving at Lafayette via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between South Bend Airport (SBN) and West Lafayette is 94 miles. The road distance is 148.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $24 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from South Bend, In station.

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The best way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 6 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs $350 - $700 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 94 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between South Bend Airport (SBN), USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette via Chicago, Il in around 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend Airport (SBN) to West Lafayette via Van Buren St., Jackson-Blue, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago Union Station in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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 Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
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 Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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