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There are 9 ways to get from South Bend to Birmingham by plane, train, bus, car or night bus

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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Fly South Bend to Birmingham  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Birmingham (BHM) SBN - BHM

$283 - $1,417

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Bus  •  22h 55m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL Columbus
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Birmingham, Al 1163

$103 - $240

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 47m

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

$202 - $395

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Birmingham (BHM) MDW - BHM

$212 - $494

Fly South Bend to Atlanta, bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Atlanta (ATL) SBN - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$184 - $498

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Huntsville, drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Huntsville (HSV) ORD - HSV
  3. Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham

$239 - $466

Train  •  30h 51m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility

$203 - $578

Train, night bus  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
  4. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$127 - $318

Drive  •  10h 46m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Birmingham 622.8 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Birmingham is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Birmingham is to train and fly which costs $210 - $500 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend station to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Birmingham Intermodal Facility via Chicago Union Station and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 51m.

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The distance between South Bend and Birmingham is 568 miles. The road distance is 622.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 22h 55m and costs $100 - $240.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m to get from South Bend to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from South Bend to Birmingham is to fly which takes 7h 2m and costs $280 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $240 and takes 22h 55m, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 30h 51m.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 568.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 2m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Birmingham via Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL and Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il in around 22h 55m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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 Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 36m and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Birmingham is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 9:28 AM in South Bend and 8:28 AM in Birmingham.

South Bend to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Intermodal Facility station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Birmingham is 623 miles. It takes approximately 10h 46m to drive from South Bend to Birmingham.

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

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There are 107+ hotels available in Birmingham. 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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