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There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Schenectady by plane, train or car

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Fly South Bend to Albany  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Albany (ALB) SBN - ALB

$232 - $1,130

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Train  •  13h 48m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$100 - $290

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Albany  •  8h 24m

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

$201 - $438

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Albany  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Albany (ALB) MDW - ALB

$211 - $627

Fly South Bend to Newark, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Newark (EWR) SBN - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station

$222 - $550

Drive  •  12h 1m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Schenectady 715.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Schenectady is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Schenectady is to fly and train which costs $220 - $550 and takes 8h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Bend Amtrak Station station and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 48m.

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The distance between South Bend and Schenectady is 638 miles. The road distance is 715.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Schenectady without a car is to train which takes 13h 48m and costs $100 - $290.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from South Bend to Schenectady, including transfers.

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South Bend to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Schenectady is to fly which takes 8h 47m and costs $230 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 13h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 43m and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 637.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Schenectady hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from South Bend to Schenectady twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $290 and the journey takes 13h 48m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Albany via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from South Bend to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from South Bend to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
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 New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Business
$80 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Schenectady is 715 miles. It takes approximately 12h 1m to drive from South Bend to Schenectady.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Schenectady. 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 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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