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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$62 - $152

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Bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U. 0005 / ...

$34 - $99

5 alternative options

Bus via Warsaw, IN  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Warsaw, IN
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens

$52 - $115

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Athens 358.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from South Bend, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Columbus (CMH) SBN - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$218 - $1,135

Train to Chicago Midway, fly, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$157 - $472

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$147 - $353

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Athens. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Athens, OH - Ohio U. via Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Athens is 273 miles. The road distance is 358.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from South Bend to Athens, including transfers.

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South Bend to Athens bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Athens bus services, operated by Lakefront Lines, arrive at Athens, OH - Ohio U. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Athens is 359 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from South Bend to Athens.

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

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There are 12+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Athens.
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  • Distance: 273.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Athens, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Athens via Columbus, OH in around 8 h 36 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
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 South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 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
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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Lakefront Lines
Website
webstore.lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Warsaw, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Book at
hoosierride.com

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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