There are 11 ways to get from South Bend to Ottumwa by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak California Zephyr

$78 - $188

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Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ottumwa, IA 1491,1401 / ...

$50 - $108

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Train via Notre Dame  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station Ssl
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak California Zephyr

$75 - $162

Bus via Davenport, Ia  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$87 - $152

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Ottumwa 377 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Burlington, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BRL) ORD - BRL
  3. Take the train from Burlington Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak

$120 - $195

Fly South Bend to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SBN - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  3. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$322 - $1,495

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Des Moines, bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$225 - $828

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  3. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  4. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$201 - $843

Fly South Bend to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  9 h 7 min

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

$353 - $750

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Peoria, bus, train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  3. Take the bus from Peoria, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak

$265 - $614

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Ottumwa. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Ottumwa, IA via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend to Ottumwa. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak and arriving at Ottumwa Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Ottumwa is 325 miles. The road distance is 377 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ottumwa without a car is to train which takes 7 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from South Bend to Ottumwa, including transfers.

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

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South Bend to Ottumwa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from South Bend Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ottumwa is to train which takes 7 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Burlington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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South Bend to Ottumwa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Ottumwa, IA station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Ottumwa.
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  • Distance: 324.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Ottumwa, IA, USA?

You can take a train from South Bend to Ottumwa via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Ottumwa via Chicago, IL in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
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 Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Burlington Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Ottumwa is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 7:23 PM in South Bend and 6:23 PM in Ottumwa.

South Bend to Ottumwa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ottumwa Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Ottumwa is 377 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from South Bend to Ottumwa.

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Air Choice One offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Burlington Airport.

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Book your South Bend to Ottumwa train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Ottumwa. Prices start at $100 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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