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There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Columbus by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 20 min

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

$28 - $80

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$56 - $132

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Columbus 285.7 miles

$28 - $45

Fly from South Bend  •  5 h 4 min

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

$213 - $1,120

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 13 min

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

$152 - $457

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

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

$142 - $338

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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 drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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

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The best way to get from South Bend to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $28 - $80.

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The bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH takes 6 h 20 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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South Bend to Columbus 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 Columbus is to bus which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $28 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 27 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Columbus bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 208.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
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 Toledo Amtrak Station
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 Station 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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Columbus is 286 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from South Bend to Columbus.

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

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There are 213+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 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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