There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Lexington by plane, train, bus 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  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Lexington (LEX) SBN - LEX

$281 - $1,355

Cheapest option

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$76 - $157

4 alternative options

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$230 - $703

Train, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$102 - $210

Bus Barons Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Wakarusa, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$84 - $155

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Lexington 332.9 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Bend and Lexington is 274 miles. The road distance is 332.9 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Lexington without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from South Bend to Lexington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Lexington is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Lexington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Lexington is 333 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from South Bend to Lexington.

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

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There are 78+ hotels available in Lexington. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Lexington.
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  • Distance: 273.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Lexington, KY, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Lexington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Lexington via Dayton Trotwood, OH, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, Cincinnati, Oh, and Lexington, Ky in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $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 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 South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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