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

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Bus  •  5 h 26 min

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

$91 - $120

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Train  •  8 h 16 min

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

$113 - $218

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Carmel 125.6 miles

$12 - $18

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 33 min

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

$185 - $383

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 24 min

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

$200 - $432

Questions & Answers

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 5 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min 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 5 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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

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

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There are 170+ hotels available in Carmel. Prices start at $79 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: 5 h 26 min

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 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend to Carmel via Chicago Union Station and Indianapolis Amtrak in around 8 h 16 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 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

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