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

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Train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$24 - $30

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Bus, line 331 bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the line 331 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to 31st/McCormick 331

$19 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport Notre Dame-O'hare

$31 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo 102.9 miles

$10 - $15

Fly, line 331 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the line 331 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to 31st/McCormick

$305 - $620

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak and arriving at Brookfield via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Brookfield Zoo is 83 miles. The road distance is 102.9 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $24 - $30.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo, including transfers.

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South Bend to Brookfield Zoo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from South Bend Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $24 - $30. Alternatively, you can bus and line 331 bus, which costs $19 - $40 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Brookfield Zoo is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 2:06 PM in South Bend and 1:06 PM in Brookfield Zoo.

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  • Distance: 82.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo via Chicago, IL, Clinton-Blue, Cumberland, Cumberland CTA Station, and 31st/McCormick in around 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Cumberland CTA Station to 31st/McCormick
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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South Bend to Brookfield Zoo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Brookfield Zoo is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from South Bend to Brookfield Zoo.

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

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There are 664+ hotels available in Brookfield Zoo. Prices start at $84 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 $10 - $15.

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