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There are 5 ways to get from South Bend to Vernon Hills by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Vernon Hills Ncs

$35 - $67

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Bus Hoosier Ride, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Vernon Hills Ncs

$22 - $42

3 alternative options

Bus Coach USA, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago Midway Airport Notre-Dame-Midway
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Vernon Hills Ncs

$33 - $54

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Vernon Hills 130.4 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, train  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Vernon Hills

$310 - $629

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Vernon Hills is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Vernon Hills is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend station to Vernon Hills. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak Station and arriving at Vernon Hills via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between South Bend and Vernon Hills is 97 miles. The road distance is 130.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Vernon Hills without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from South Bend to Vernon Hills, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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Vernon Hills is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 5:38 AM in South Bend and 4:38 AM in Vernon Hills.

South Bend to Vernon Hills train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Vernon Hills station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Vernon Hills.
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  • Distance: 96.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

You can take a train from South Bend to Vernon Hills via Chicago Union Station in around 3h 52m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Vernon Hills
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Vernon Hills is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from South Bend to Vernon Hills.

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

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There are 150+ hotels available in Vernon Hills. Prices start at $62 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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