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

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Train, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA 1485 / ...

$58 - $108

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Bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA 1485 / ...

$45 - $83

4 alternative options

Bus via Chicago Midway Airport  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago Midway Airport Notre-Dame-Midway
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA 1485 / ...

$58 - $98

Drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Dubuque 274 miles

$26 - $40

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 2m

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

$210 - $453

Fly from South Bend  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Dubuque (DBQ) SBN - DBQ

$291 - $1,455

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Dubuque is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Dubuque is to train and fly which costs $210 - $460 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Dubuque. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Dubuque, IA via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between South Bend and Dubuque is 235 miles. The road distance is 274 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Dubuque without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 40m and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from South Bend to Dubuque, including transfers.

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South Bend to Dubuque 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 Dubuque is to bus which takes 7h 45m and costs $45 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $290 - $1,500 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Dubuque Airport is the direct flight which takes 59m.

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South Bend to Dubuque bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Dubuque, IA station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Dubuque.
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  • Distance: 234.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Dubuque, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Dubuque via Chicago, IL in around 7h 45m. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from South Bend to Dubuque every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from South Bend to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Dubuque via Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
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
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago Midway Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
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tickets.airportsupersaver.com

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Dubuque is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 6:54 PM in South Bend and 5:54 PM in Dubuque.

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Dubuque is 274 miles. It takes approximately 5h 14m to drive from South Bend to Dubuque.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Dubuque Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Dubuque. Prices start at $68 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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