There are 9 ways to get from South Bend to Ottawa 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 South Bend to Ottawa  •  6 h 43 min

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

$254 - $1,018

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Bus via Toledo, Oh  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$99 - $227

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 9 min

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

$203 - $616

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Ottawa  •  8 h 50 min

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

$153 - $405

Fly South Bend to Montreal, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Montreal (YUL) SBN - YUL
  2. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$262 - $1,703

Train, bus  •  15 h 40 min

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

$107 - $355

Train  •  18 h 55 min

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

$144 - $426

Bus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Detroit, MI
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$105 - $215

Drive  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Ottawa 716.9 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

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, Detroit, Mi and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak and arriving at Ottawa via Buffalo and Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 55 min.

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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 15 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min 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, depart from South Bend Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ottawa is to fly which takes 6 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 49 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 18 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 3 min 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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Map of how to get from South Bend to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 590.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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

Delta, United Airlines 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, Toledo, Oh, Detroit, Mi, Toronto, On, and Toronto, ON in around 15 h 49 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,000
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ottawa via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
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 to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
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 Dorval to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $260
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
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
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 Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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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 12 h 30 min to drive from South Bend to Ottawa.

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

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There are 232+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 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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