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There are 4 ways to get from West Lafayette to South Bend by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  3h 50m

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

$35 - $76

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Train  •  5h 53m

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

$57 - $82

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to South Bend 109.8 miles

$10 - $16

Shuttle, fly  •  5h 7m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago - OHare Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$229 - $466

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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 24m.

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The fastest way to get from West Lafayette to South Bend is to drive. Taking this option will cost $10 - $16 and takes 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to South Bend station. However, there are services departing from Lafayette and arriving at South Street Station - South Bend via Gary, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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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 109.8 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 50m and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from West Lafayette to South Bend, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to South Bend bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lafayette station.

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

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to South Bend is to bus which takes 3h 50m and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5h 53m.

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  • Distance: 94 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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 and Gary, IN in around 3h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to South Bend via Chicago Union Station in around 5h 53m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $470
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Chicago Union Station to South Bend Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 Lafayette to Gary
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$30 - $50
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to South Street Station - South Bend
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Book at
hoosierride.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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West Lafayette to South Bend bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at South Street Station - South Bend.

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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 110 miles. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from West Lafayette to South Bend.

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

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There are 161+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to shuttle which takes 3h 15m and costs $55 - $58.

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