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

Bus Barons Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH Schedules 0021 and 0022 / ...

$25 - $70

6 alternative options

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

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH 0353

$56 - $95

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Columbus 285.7 miles

$28 - $45

Fly from South Bend  •  4 h 56 min

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

$213 - $1,120

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 3 min

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

$147 - $428

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 30 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

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

Barons Bus operates a bus from South Bend to Columbus twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from South Bend to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from South Bend to Columbus?

The distance between South Bend and Columbus is 334 km. The road distance is 457 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from South Bend to Columbus?

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

What is the fastest way to get from South Bend to Columbus?

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

Is there a direct bus between South Bend and Columbus?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Columbus, OH. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from South Bend to Columbus?

The bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH takes 5 h 15 min including transfers and departs three times a day.