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There are 8 ways to get from South Bend to Gainesville by plane, bus, train 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 from South Bend, bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Atlanta (ATL) SBN - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga

$185 - $486

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Bus  •  19h 29m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Gary, IN
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga

$99 - $233

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly, bus  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Atlanta (ATL) MDW - ATL
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga

$145 - $309

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Atlanta (ATL) ORD - ATL
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga

$110 - $260

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly, bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Atlanta (ATL) FWA - ATL
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga

$266 - $1,205

Bus Megabus  •  20h 14m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga

$99 - $159

Train  •  29h 24m

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

$184 - $515

Drive  •  12h 27m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Gainesville 691.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Gainesville is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 12h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Gainesville is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $490 and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend station to Gainesville station. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Gainesville Amtrak Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 24m.

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The distance between South Bend and Gainesville is 530 miles. The road distance is 691.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 19h 29m and costs $95 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from South Bend to Gainesville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from South Bend to Gainesville is to bus which takes 19h 29m and costs $95 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 29h 24m.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 530.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Gainesville, GA, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Gainesville via Gary, IN, Gary, In, Atlanta, Ga, and Gainesville, Ga in around 19h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend to Gainesville via Washington Union Station in around 29h 24m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Chicago Midway to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Fort Wayne to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Wayne to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Fort Wayne to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Fort Wayne to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Wayne to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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 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 Gainesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
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 Atlanta, Ga to Gainesville, Ga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Gary, In to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Gainesville is 691 miles. It takes approximately 12h 27m to drive from South Bend to Gainesville.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend Airport to Atlanta Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Gainesville. Prices start at $72 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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