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

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora Bnsf

$35 - $67

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Naperville Amtrak 1492 / ...

$34 - $59

3 alternative options

Bus Coach USA  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago Midway Airport Notre-Dame-Midway

$34 - $54

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Aurora 136.4 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora

$310 - $629

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Aurora is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Aurora is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Aurora. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at New York St & Broadway St via Chicago, IL and Naperville Metra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend station to Aurora. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Aurora via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between South Bend and Aurora is 108 miles. The road distance is 136.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Aurora without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from South Bend to Aurora, including transfers.

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

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South Bend to Aurora train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Aurora is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs $35 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 5h 36m.

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  • Distance: 107.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

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

You can take a train from South Bend to Aurora via Chicago Union Station in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Aurora via Chicago, IL and Naperville Metra in around 5h 36m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago Midway Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
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tickets.airportsupersaver.com

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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South Bend to Aurora bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Naperville Amtrak station.

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Aurora is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 3:20 PM in South Bend and 2:20 PM in Aurora.

South Bend to Aurora train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Aurora station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Aurora is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from South Bend to Aurora.

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

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There are 82+ hotels available in Aurora. Prices start at $64 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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