There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Plainfield 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  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Bnsf / ...

$55 - $104

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Plainfield Park-N-Ride 755

$17 - $35

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Train Amtrak, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Plainfield Park-N-Ride 755

$21 - $26

Train South Shore Line, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St. Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Michigan/Van Buren to Plainfield Park-N-Ride 855 / ...

$25 - $31

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from South Bend to Plainfield 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Michigan/Van Buren to Plainfield Park-N-Ride

$305 - $622

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Plainfield. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Plainfield Park-N-Ride via Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Plainfield is 102 miles. The road distance is 117.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Plainfield without a car is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from South Bend to Plainfield, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from South Bend to Plainfield is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 55 min.

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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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South Bend to Plainfield bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Plainfield Park-N-Ride station.

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Plainfield is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 5:49 PM in South Bend and 4:49 PM in Plainfield.

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Plainfield is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from South Bend to Plainfield.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Plainfield.
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  • Distance: 101.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from South Bend to Plainfield via Chicago Union Station and Naperville in around 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Plainfield via Chicago, IL and Union Station in around 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
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
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Union Station to Plainfield Park-N-Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Michigan/Van Buren to Plainfield Park-N-Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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

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There are 90+ hotels available in Plainfield. Prices start at $65 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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