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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly South Bend to Raleigh/Durham  •  7h 16m

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

$215 - $1,121

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Bus  •  20h 55m

  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  •  7h 9m

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

$165 - $454

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  7h 22m

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

$155 - $395

Fly South Bend to Charlotte, train  •  7h 59m

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

$270 - $1,206

Train, bus  •  22h 31m

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

$124 - $315

Train  •  23h 38m

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

$154 - $425

Drive  •  12h 45m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Durham 746.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Durham is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Durham is to train and fly which costs $160 - $460 and takes 7h 9m.

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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 20h 55m.

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

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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 20h 55m and costs $80 - $230.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m 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, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Durham is to fly which takes 7h 16m and costs $210 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 20h 55m, you could also train, which costs $150 - $430 and takes 23h 38m.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Durham.
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  • Distance: 560.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 16m

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

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from South Bend to Durham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Durham via Columbus, OH, Columbus, Oh, and Winston Salem, Nc in around 20h 55m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from South Bend to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from South Bend to Raleigh/Durham via Punta Gorda
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
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 Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 18m 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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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 12h 45m to drive from South Bend to Durham.

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

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Book your South Bend to Durham train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Durham. 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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