There are 3 ways to get from South Bend to Ball State University by bus, train or car

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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Bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN Indianapolis

$59 - $85

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN

$81 - $183

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from South Bend to Ball State University 144.2 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Ball State University. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at Muncie Ball State Univ, IN via South Bend, IN and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Ball State University is 112 miles. The road distance is 144.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ball State University without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from South Bend to Ball State University, including transfers.

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South Bend to Ball State University bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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South Bend to Ball State University bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Muncie Ball State Univ, IN station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Ball State University is 144 miles. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from South Bend to Ball State University.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Ball State University. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Ball State University.
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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 4 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Ball State University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Ball State University via South Bend, IN - Airport, South Bend, IN, Indianapolis, IN, and Muncie Ball State Univ, IN in around 8 h 4 min.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com

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