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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from South Bend to Chicago. Traveling by bus from South Bend to Chicago usually takes around one hour and 45 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance72 mi (116 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price£10.65
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Coach lines2

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

£14.20 is the average price of a bus ticket from South Bend to Chicago. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£21£14£7JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from South Bend to Chicago is expected to range from £16 to £18. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £17. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £16 and can be found on 29 June 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from South Bend to Chicago by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £18 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £4.57 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from South Bend to Chicago?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from South Bend to Chicago. Of these two carriers, Barons Bus Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines21h 48m£17.75
Miller Transportation11h 40m£16.59
  • Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation, through its popular bus service Hoosier Ride, connects a number of cities across six states in the Midwest via intercity bus travel. Miller buses keep you connected throughout your journey with free WiFi and power outlets on board. The carrier is consistently rated well for on-time bus arrivals. The trip from South Bend to Chicago usually lasts 1 hours and 40 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at £11.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from South Bend to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 45 minutes to cover the 72 miles from South Bend to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave South Bend?

The first coach leaves at 18:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from South Bend to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from South Bend to Chicago 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 Indiana to Illinois without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from South Bend to Chicago; ticket prices start at £11.36.

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in South Bend?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in South Bend.

Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?

Arrival stations

All coaches from South Bend arrive at one main station in Chicago.

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