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There are 5 ways to get from South Bend to Iowa State University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from South Bend  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Des Moines (DSM) SBN - DSM

$289 - $1,253

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Train, bus  •  14h 1m

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

$54 - $114

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6h 43m

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

$209 - $767

Train, bus via Ottumwa, IA  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$107 - $211

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Iowa State University 439.3 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Iowa State University is to fly which costs $280 - $1,300 and takes 6h 21m.

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The distance between South Bend and Iowa State University is 384 miles. The road distance is 439.3 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Iowa State University without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 10m and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from South Bend to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 28m and has one stopover.

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Iowa State University is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 6:27 PM in South Bend and 5:27 PM in Iowa State University.

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Iowa State University is 439 miles. It takes approximately 7h 9m to drive from South Bend to Iowa State University.

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

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There are 26+ hotels available in Iowa State University. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Iowa State University.
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  • Distance: 383.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 21m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Iowa State University hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Des Moines via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
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 Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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