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

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Train  •  2h 56m

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

$24 - $31

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Bus, line 322 bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the line 322 bus from 54th Ave CTA Station/Pink Line to Yorktown Center 322

$19 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport Notre Dame-O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Downers Grove Golf Mill-Champaign

$67 - $82

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Downers Grove 111.2 miles

$10 - $16

Fly, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Downers Grove

$341 - $655

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Downers Grove is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Downers Grove is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Downers Grove. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Ogden Ave / Main St via Harrison & Jefferson, 54th Ave CTA Station/Pink Line and Yorktown Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend station to Downers Grove. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Downers Grove via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between South Bend and Downers Grove is 92 miles. The road distance is 111.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Downers Grove without a car is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs $24 - $35.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from South Bend to Downers Grove, including transfers.

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

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South Bend to Downers Grove train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Downers Grove is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs $24 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus and line 322 bus, which costs $19 - $40 and takes 4h 56m.

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  • Distance: 91.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Downers Grove, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from South Bend to Downers Grove 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 1h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Downers Grove via Chicago, IL, Harrison & Jefferson, 54th Ave CTA Station/Pink Line, and Yorktown Center in around 4h 56m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from 54th Ave CTA Station/Pink Line to Yorktown Center
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.com
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Downers Grove
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
Book at
busline.com

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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South Bend to Downers Grove bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Yorktown Center station.

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Downers Grove is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 6:16 AM in South Bend and 5:16 AM in Downers Grove.

South Bend to Downers Grove train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Downers Grove is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from South Bend to Downers Grove.

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United Airlines offers flights from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 209+ hotels available in Downers Grove. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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