There are 4 ways to get from South Bend to Put-in-Bay by bus, car, car ferry, train, taxi or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
  2. Drive from Toledo, Oh to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH

$45 - $80

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  2. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH Miller Ferry

$27 - $36

2 alternative options

Train, drive, car ferry  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Drive from Toledo Amtrak to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH

$48 - $97

Train, taxi, car ferry, ferry  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Take a taxi from Toledo Amtrak to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Middle Bass Island, OH
  4. Take the ferry from Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry to Put-in-Bay

$149 - $220

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Bend and Put-in-Bay is 178 miles.

The best way to get from South Bend to Put-in-Bay without a car is to train and taxi and car ferry and ferry which takes 6 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from South Bend to Put-in-Bay, including transfers.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Put-in-Bay. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Put-in-Bay.
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  • Distance: 178.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Put-in-Bay, OH, USA?

There is no direct connection from South Bend to Put-in-Bay. However, you can take the taxi to South Bend, In, take the bus to Toledo, Oh, take the drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the car ferry to Put-in-Bay, then take the drive to Put-in-Bay. Alternatively, you can take the train to Toledo Amtrak, take the drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the car ferry to Put-in-Bay, then take the drive to Put-in-Bay.

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 Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
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 South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Ferry operators
Miller Boat Line
Website
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Middle Bass Island, OH
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Middle Bass Ferry
Website
middlebassferry.com
Ferry from Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry to Put-in-Bay
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Other operators
Taxi from Toledo Amtrak to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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