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

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1105 / ...

$35 - $89

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Train, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1105 / ...

$61 - $142

Bus Barons Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wakarusa, IN to Richmond, IN Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Cincinnati, OH Detroit

$42 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Cincinnati 246.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly South Bend to Covington  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Covington (CVG) SBN - CVG

$213 - $1,117

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Covington  •  5 h 56 min

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

$87 - $385

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Covington  •  5 h 51 min

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

$172 - $764

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$176 - $329

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Cincinnati  •  6 h

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

$76 - $455

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Cincinnati, Oh via Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Cincinnati is 200 miles. The road distance is 246.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Cincinnati without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 31 min and costs $30 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from South Bend to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from South Bend to Cincinnati is to bus which takes 6 h 31 min and costs $30 - $90. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Covington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cincinnati, Oh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Cincinnati is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from South Bend to Cincinnati.

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

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 200 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from South Bend to Cincinnati via Dayton Trotwood, OH and Dayton Trotwood, Oh in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Cincinnati hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
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 Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Wakarusa, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Book at
baronsbus.com

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