There are 8 ways to get from South Bend to Birmingham by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly South Bend to Birmingham  •  5 h 49 min

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

$283 - $1,417

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Bus  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Gary, IN
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$85 - $210

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 8 min

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

$212 - $494

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 29 min

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

$202 - $395

Fly South Bend to Atlanta, bus  •  6 h 34 min

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

$184 - $498

Train, bus, night bus  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$89 - $206

Train  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak 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 Amtrak

$203 - $578

Drive  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Birmingham 622.8 miles

$60 - $90

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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 Gary, In and Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 47 min.

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

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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 15 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min 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, depart from South Bend Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Birmingham is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 47 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 30 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 46 min 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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Map of how to get from South Bend to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 568.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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 Gary, IN, Gary, In, and Nashville, Tn in around 15 h 47 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
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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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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Gary, In to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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Birmingham is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 3:40 AM in South Bend and 2:40 AM in Birmingham.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Birmingham is 623 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 46 min 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 108+ 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 20 min and costs .

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