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

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Bus  •  8h 36m

  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

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Train, bus  •  9h 1m

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

$62 - $152

Bus via Notre Dame  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH 0353
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens

$66 - $118

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Athens 358.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from South Bend, bus  •  6h 51m

  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 O'Hare, fly, bus  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station 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.

$138 - $319

Train to Chicago Midway, fly, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station 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.

$148 - $438

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Athens is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Athens is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 8m.

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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 8h 36m.

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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 bus which takes 8h 36m and costs $30 - $100.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m 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 3h 5m 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 6h 8m to drive from South Bend to Athens.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Athens.
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  • Distance: 273.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 36m

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 8h 36m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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 Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Bus operators
Lakefront Lines
Website
webstore.lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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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 14+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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