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There are 7 ways to get from South Bend to Lake Erie by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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

Recommended option

Train, travel  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Travel from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Lake Erie

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Cleveland, OH Schedule 22:Chicago-Cleveland
  2. Take the bus from Chester Ave At the Greyhound Station to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran 10 / ...

$37 - $62

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Cleveland, Oh 1632 / ...
  2. Take the bus from W 6th St & Superior Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran 10 / ...

$46 - $102

Drive, car ferry, travel  •  7h 23m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Marine City, MI
  2. Take the car ferry from Marine City, MI to Sombra, ON
  3. Travel from Sombra, ON to Lake Erie

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cleveland, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cleveland (CLE) ORD - CLE
  3. Take the bus from W 6th St & Superior Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran

$144 - $550

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Erie, travel  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Erie (ERI) ORD - ERI
  3. Travel from Erie to Lake Erie

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Cleveland, bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cleveland (CLE) MDW - CLE
  3. Take the bus from W 6th St & Superior Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran

$144 - $539

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Lake Erie is to bus which costs $35 - $65 and takes 14h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Lake Erie is to bus which costs $45 - $110 and takes 7h 22m.

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The distance between South Bend and Lake Erie is 257 miles.

The best way to get from South Bend to Lake Erie without a car is to train and travel which takes 5h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from South Bend to Lake Erie, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cleveland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Lake Erie.
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  • Distance: 256.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Lake Erie, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Lake Erie via South Bend, In, Cleveland, Oh, Superior Av & E 24Th St, W Superior Av & W 3Rd St, W 6th St & Superior Ave, and Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran in around 7h 22m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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
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 South Bend, In to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Laketran
Phone
+1 888-525-3872
Email
laketran@laketran.com
Website
laketran.com
Bus from W 6th St & Superior Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
Laketran
Bus from Chester Ave At the Greyhound Station to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
Laketran
Ferry operators
Bluewater Ferry
Website
bluewaterferry.com
Car ferry from Marine City, MI to Sombra, ON
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bluewaterferry.com

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