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

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Train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$56 - $118

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Bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport Notre Dame-O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$50 - $77

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Waukesha 199.1 miles

$19 - $29

Fly from South Bend, bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SBN - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners

$324 - $650

Train, fly to Milwaukee, line 1 bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Goerkes Corners Public Transit Station to E Main Street at Pleasant Avenue

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly, bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners

$145 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Waukesha is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Waukesha is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Waukesha. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at E Main Street at N East Avenue via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Goerkes Corners Public Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between South Bend and Waukesha is 137 miles. The road distance is 199.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Waukesha without a car is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from South Bend to Waukesha, including transfers.

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South Bend to Waukesha bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Notre Dame station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Waukesha is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs $55 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6h 56m.

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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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South Bend to Waukesha bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Waukesha.
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  • Distance: 137.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Waukesha, WI, USA?

You can take a train from South Bend to Waukesha via Chicago Union Station, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, and Wisconsin Ave. & 3rd St. in around 5h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Waukesha via Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, and Goerkes Corners Public Transit Station in around 6h 56m.

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
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
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 Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
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Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Waukesha County Transit
Website
ci.waukesha.wi.us
Bus from Goerkes Corners Public Transit Station to E Main Street at Pleasant Avenue
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
waukesha-wi.gov

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Waukesha is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 7:33 PM in South Bend and 6:33 PM in Waukesha.

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Waukesha is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from South Bend to Waukesha.

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

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There are 44+ hotels available in Waukesha. Prices start at $71 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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