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

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Fly Reagan Washington to South Bend  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to South Bend (SBN) DCA - SBN

$193 - $1,018

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Bus  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Gary, In 1607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to South Bend, IN Chicago / ...

$85 - $203

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$128 - $428

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$133 - $477

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$139 - $445

Train  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Capitol Limited

$95 - $280

Drive  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Washington to South Bend 612.3 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at South Bend, IN via Gary, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at South Bend Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 46 min.

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The distance between Washington and South Bend is 525 miles. The road distance is 612.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 15 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Washington to South Bend, including transfers.

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Washington to South Bend bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to South Bend is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 33 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 525.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Washington to South Bend hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to South Bend once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $280 and the journey takes 15 h 46 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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 Washington Union Station to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $600
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 Washington, Dc to Gary, In
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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Washington to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to South Bend is 612 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 7 min to drive from Washington to South Bend.

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

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There are 215+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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