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There are 5 ways to get from South Bend to Ottawa by train, bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ottawa, IL 1205 / ...

$62 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ottawa, IL 1205 / ...

$49 - $82

3 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago Midway Airport Notre-Dame-Midway
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL to Ottawa, IL

$120 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Ottawa 150.8 miles

$14 - $22

Fly, shuttle  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from O'Hare International Airport to Ottawa, IL

$397 - $714

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Ottawa is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Ottawa is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Ottawa is 137 miles. The road distance is 150.8 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 4 h 29 min and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from South Bend to Ottawa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ottawa is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 1:39 AM in South Bend and 12:39 AM in Ottawa.

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Ottawa is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from South Bend to Ottawa.

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United Airlines offers flights from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from South Bend to Ottawa via Chicago, IL and Ottawa, IL in around 4 h 32 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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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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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Act II Transport
Website
actiitransportation.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL to Ottawa, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
actiitransportation.com
Shuttle from O'Hare International Airport to Ottawa, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
actiitransportation.com

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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 $10 - $15.

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