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

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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Bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Gary, IN Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN Chicago / ...

$36 - $71

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN Chicago / ...

$43 - $72

Train  •  5 h 55 min

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

$57 - $109

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Purdue University 111 miles

$10 - $16

Bus, shuttle  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare T5 Notre Dame-O'hare
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$78 - $112

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Purdue University is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Purdue University is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Purdue University is 94 miles. The road distance is 111 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Purdue University without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from South Bend to Purdue University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Purdue University is to bus which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Purdue University is 111 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from South Bend to Purdue University.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Purdue University. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 94.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Purdue University via Gary, IN and Lafayette, IN in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Bend to Purdue University via Chicago Union Station and Lafayette Amtrak in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.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 Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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