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Journey Information

Chicago to South Bend coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£11.77
Shortest Duration1h 45m
Trips per day5
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to South Bend right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from Chicago to South Bend?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £11.77 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to South Bend. Coaches from South Bend to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £11.77 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £8.22 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 1 hour 54 minutes to cover the 72 miles (116 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in South Bend. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to South Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to South Bend every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Illinois to Indiana without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to South Bend; ticket prices start at £12.55.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to South Bend?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to South Bend, Indiana. Of these two services, Miller Transportation usually offers more choice, with 3 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines21h 55m£19.62
Miller Transportation31h 54m£20.57

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois has two coach stations with service to South Bend, Indiana:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in South Bend?

All coaches from Chicago arrive at one main station in South Bend, Indiana:

  • 100 W S St

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to South Bend

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