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There are 4 ways to get from South Bend to Janesville by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
  3. Take a taxi from Harvard to Janesville

$169 - $216

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Bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Janesville, WI

$63 - $95

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Janesville 203.2 miles

$19 - $29

Train, fly, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Janesville, WI

$245 - $613

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Janesville is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Janesville is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Janesville. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Milton / N Atwood via Chicago, Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and N Pontiac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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The distance between South Bend and Janesville is 159 miles. The road distance is 203.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Janesville without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5h 47m and costs $160 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from South Bend to Janesville, including transfers.

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

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

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South Bend to Janesville bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, arrive at Janesville, WI station.

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Janesville is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 4:52 PM in South Bend and 3:52 PM in Janesville.

Map of how to get from South Bend to Janesville.
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  • Distance: 158.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Janesville, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Janesville via Chicago, IL, Chicago, Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St, Janesville, WI, and N Pontiac in around 9h 3m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Janesville
Ave. Duration
54m
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Janesville is 203 miles. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from South Bend to Janesville.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Janesville. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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