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There are 5 ways to get from South Bend, IN to Chicago by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il 4425

$15 - $35

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St. Ssl

$12 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus Coach USA  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN - Airport to Chicago Midway Airport Notre-Dame-Midway

$26 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from South Bend, IN to Chicago 91.6 miles

$9 - $13

Fly  •  1 h 47 min

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

$300 - $601

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend, IN to Chicago is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend, IN to Chicago is to bus which costs $15 - $35 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bend, In and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Bend Airport and arriving at Van Buren St.. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between South Bend, IN and Chicago is 70 miles. The road distance is 91.6 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend, IN to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $15 - $35.

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The bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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South Bend, IN to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from South Bend, In station.

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South Bend, IN to Chicago train services, operated by South Shore Line, depart from South Bend Airport station.

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The best way to get from South Bend, IN to Chicago is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $15 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $14 and takes 2 h 31 min, you could also fly, which costs $300 - $600 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from South Bend, IN to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 69.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, South Shore Line operates a train from South Bend, IN to Chicago 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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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, IN to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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South Bend, IN to Chicago train services, operated by South Shore Line, arrive at Van Buren St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend, IN to Chicago is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from South Bend, IN to Chicago.

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United Airlines offers flights from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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