There are 7 ways to get from South Bend to Columbus by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1097 / ...

$56 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus Ohio State University Schedule 22:Chicago-Cleveland

$27 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$28 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Columbus 285.7 miles

$28 - $45

Fly from South Bend  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Columbus (CMH) SBN - CMH

$213 - $1,120

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$143 - $423

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 26 min

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

$133 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Columbus is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Columbus is to fly which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Columbus is 209 miles. The road distance is 285.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from South Bend to Columbus, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Columbus, OH. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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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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Map of how to get from South Bend to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 208.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from South Bend to Columbus twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Barons Bus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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 Amtrak
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus Ohio State University
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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