There are 5 ways to get from West Lafayette to South Bend by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN Louisville / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to South Bend, IN Chicago-Cleveland / ...

$37 - $61

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Bus via Lafayette Amtrak Station  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Gary, IN
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to South Bend, IN Chicago-Cleveland / ...

$35 - $61

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Bus, train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL Bloomington, IN - Lafayette, IN - Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...

$46 - $65

Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...

$57 - $82

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to South Bend 110.9 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to South Bend is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to South Bend is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN and arriving at South Bend, IN via Gary, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from West Lafayette station to South Bend station. However, there are services departing from Lafayette Amtrak Station and arriving at South Bend Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between West Lafayette and South Bend is 94 miles. The road distance is 110.9 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to South Bend without a car is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from West Lafayette to South Bend, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Lafayette, IN station.

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West Lafayette to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to South Bend via Gary, IN in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to South Bend via Chicago Union Station in around 5h 53m.

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 Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to South Bend, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
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hoosierride.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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ourbus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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
Bus from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to South Bend is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5h 53m.

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West Lafayette to South Bend bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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West Lafayette to South Bend train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to South Bend is 111 miles. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from West Lafayette to South Bend.

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