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There are 7 ways to get from St. Louis to South Bend by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...

$79 - $188

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Notre Dame Midway-Notre Dame

$55 - $89

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il 4808 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL to South Bend, IN Chicago

$57 - $112

Drive  •  6h 2m

  1. Drive from St. Louis to South Bend 364.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to South Bend  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to South Bend (SBN) STL - SBN

$232 - $1,218

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5h 48m

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

$152 - $366

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 18m

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

$118 - $308

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to South Bend is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to South Bend is to fly which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 5h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to South Bend. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at South Bend, IN via Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to South Bend station. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at South Bend Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 9m.

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The distance between St. Louis and South Bend is 298 miles. The road distance is 364.7 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 8h 9m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 8h 9m to get from St. Louis to South Bend, including transfers.

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St. Louis to South Bend bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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St. Louis to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to South Bend is to train which takes 8h 9m and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $120 and takes 8h 30m, you could also fly, which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 5h 21m.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 298.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 9m

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

You can take a train from St. Louis to South Bend via Chicago Union Station in around 8h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to South Bend via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il and Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Notre Dame
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.com

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 14m and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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South Bend is 1h ahead of St. Louis. It is currently 4:46 PM in St. Louis and 5:46 PM in South Bend.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to South Bend is 365 miles. It takes approximately 6h 2m to drive from St. Louis to South Bend.

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

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There are 191+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31m and costs $3.

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