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

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Fly South Bend to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) SBN - RDU

$215 - $1,121

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Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  19 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$82 - $224

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) MDW - RDU

$174 - $488

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) ORD - RDU

$164 - $429

Fly South Bend to Charlotte, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Charlotte (CLT) SBN - CLT
  2. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Durham Amtrak

$268 - $1,203

Bus  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$102 - $240

Train  •  23 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$154 - $425

Drive  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Durham 746.2 miles

$70 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Durham. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Durham, Nc via Columbus, Oh and Winston Salem, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend to Durham. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak and arriving at Durham Amtrak via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 38 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Durham is 561 miles. The road distance is 746.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from South Bend to Durham, including transfers.

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

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South Bend to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from South Bend Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Durham is to fly which takes 6 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 42 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 23 h 38 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Durham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Durham.
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  • Distance: 560.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Durham, NC, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from South Bend to Durham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Durham via South Bend, In, Toledo, Oh, and Winston Salem, Nc in around 19 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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 South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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South Bend to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Durham Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Durham is 746 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 45 min to drive from South Bend to Durham.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $65 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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