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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to South Bend by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to South Bend  •  5h 35m

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

$193 - $1,018

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Bus  •  20h 10m

  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 Midway, train  •  6h 37m

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

$133 - $477

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 52m

  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 Station

$128 - $428

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station

$181 - $614

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 29m

  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 Station

$139 - $445

Train  •  15h 46m

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

$95 - $280

Drive  •  10h 7m

  1. Drive from Washington to South Bend 612.3 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to South Bend is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to South Bend is to fly which costs $190 - $1,100 and takes 5h 35m.

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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 20h 10m.

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

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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 15h 46m and costs $95 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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 5h 35m and costs $190 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $280 and takes 15h 46m, you could also bus, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 20h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to South Bend.
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  • Distance: 525.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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 15h 46m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Lexington
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 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
Train from Washington Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 46m
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington, Dc to Gary, In
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 44m 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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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 10h 7m 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 198+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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