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

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Fly from South Bend  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Ottawa (YOW) SBN - YOW

$224 - $1,518

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$94 - $199

6 alternative options

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  7h 21m

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

$194 - $582

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  8h 40m

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

$144 - $371

Train, bus  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$107 - $355

Bus via Windsor International Transit Terminal  •  18h 39m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Detroit, MI
  2. Take the bus from Windsor International Transit Terminal to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$105 - $173

Train  •  19h 45m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  2. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$185 - $411

Drive  •  12h 30m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Ottawa 716.9 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Ottawa is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Ottawa is to fly which costs $220 - $1,600 and takes 7h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at Ottawa, ON via South Bend, IN, Lafayette & 6Th, Rosa Parks Transit Center, Windsor International Transit Terminal and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Ottawa via Buffalo and Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 45m.

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The distance between South Bend and Ottawa is 591 miles. The road distance is 716.9 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 15h 40m and costs $100 - $360.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from South Bend to Ottawa, including transfers.

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

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South Bend to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ottawa is to fly which takes 7h 4m and costs $220 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 18h 39m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $420 and takes 19h 45m.

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  • Distance: 590.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from South Bend to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Ottawa via South Bend, IN - Airport, South Bend, IN, Detroit, MI, Lafayette & 6Th, Rosa Parks Transit Center, Windsor International Transit Terminal, Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, and Toronto, ON in around 18h 39m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,900
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City, La Macaza
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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 South Bend Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $490
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Standard Fare
$60 - $90
Refundable
$65 - $100
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Book at
hoosierride.com
First Choice Bus Service
Phone
647-561-9346
Website
firstchoicebusservice.com
Bus from Windsor International Transit Terminal to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
firstchoicebusservice.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 24m and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Ottawa, ON station.

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South Bend to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Ottawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Ottawa is 717 miles. It takes approximately 12h 30m to drive from South Bend to Ottawa.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from South Bend Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Ottawa. 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 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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