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

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Bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN Detroit

$91 - $120

4 alternative options

Train  •  8h 16m

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

$104 - $184

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Carmel 125.6 miles

$12 - $18

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 36m

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

$176 - $349

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5h 29m

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

$191 - $398

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Carmel is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Carmel is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 36m.

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The distance between South Bend and Carmel is 119 miles. The road distance is 125.6 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Carmel without a car is to bus which takes 5h 26m and costs $90 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from South Bend to Carmel, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Carmel is to bus which takes 5h 26m and costs $90 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $190 and takes 8h 16m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Carmel is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from South Bend to Carmel.

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Aer Lingus, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Carmel. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Carmel.
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  • Distance: 118.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from South Bend to Carmel once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend to Carmel via Chicago Union Station and Indianapolis Amtrak Station in around 8h 16m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
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
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
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

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