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There are 7 ways to get from South Bend to Ottumwa by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  7h 47m

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

$78 - $188

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Bus  •  12h 55m

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

$55 - $103

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Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Ottumwa 377 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Des Moines, bus  •  8h

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station 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

$220 - $819

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

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

$120 - $195

Fly South Bend to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  9h 18m

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

$312 - $1,477

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  9h 32m

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

$191 - $825

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Ottumwa is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Ottumwa is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 34m.

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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 12h 55m.

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

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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 7h 47m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 7h 47m 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, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Ottumwa is to train which takes 7h 47m and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 12h 55m.

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

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 7h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Ottumwa via Chicago, IL in around 12h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$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 Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice 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 Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice 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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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

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Ottumwa is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 2:46 AM in South Bend and 1:46 AM 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 6h 34m to drive from South Bend to Ottumwa.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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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 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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