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

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Bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$59 - $86

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL Columbus
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123

$54 - $113

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Bus via Market @ S 8th  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY Chicago

$77 - $108

Train, bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$81 - $184

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Kentucky Derby 259 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from South Bend  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Louisville (SDF) SBN - SDF

$242 - $1,318

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 14 min

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

$131 - $296

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Louisville (SDF) MDW - SDF

$181 - $305

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Kentucky Derby. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at S 3rd opp Ekstrom Library via South Bend, IN, Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and S 1st @ W Broadway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Kentucky Derby is 243 miles. The road distance is 259 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Kentucky Derby without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to get from South Bend to Kentucky Derby, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from South Bend to Kentucky Derby is to bus which takes 10 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Louisville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Kentucky Derby is 259 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from South Bend to Kentucky Derby.

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

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Kentucky Derby.
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  • Distance: 243.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 4 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Kentucky Derby, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Kentucky Derby via South Bend, IN - Airport, South Bend, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis, Louisville, KY, S 1st @ W Broadway, and S 3rd opp Ekstrom Library in around 10 h 4 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Kentucky Derby hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
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 Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Book at
hoosierride.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
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 Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80

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