There are 8 ways to get from South Bend to Dubuque by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Cumberland  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Dubuque, IA 1486

$65 - $118

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA 1486 / ...

$50 - $88

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Bus via Chicago O'Hare Airport  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport Notre Dame-O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Dubuque, IA 1486

$64 - $100

Train, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA 1486 / ...

$60 - $87

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Dubuque 274 miles

$26 - $40

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Dubuque  •  4 h 56 min

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

$210 - $453

Fly South Bend to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Dubuque, IA

$338 - $673

Fly South Bend to Dubuque  •  5 h 22 min

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

$291 - $1,455

Questions & Answers

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 7 h 35 min.

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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 7 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min 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 7 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Dubuque Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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

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Dubuque is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 8:05 AM in South Bend and 7:05 AM in Dubuque.

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

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Dubuque.
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  • Distance: 234.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

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 7 h 35 min. 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from South Bend to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Dubuque via Minneapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak 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
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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

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There are 34+ hotels available in Dubuque. Prices start at $75 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 .

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