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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to South Bend?

Lowest Price£12.55
Fastest Train1h 29m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train 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 train 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, train 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to South Bend?

In the last month, £12.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to South Bend?

The distance between Chicago and South Bend is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 29 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to South Bend are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 18:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to South Bend?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to South Bend.

You can also take a train for your return trip from South Bend to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to South Bend for £11.77.

Which train should you take from Chicago to South Bend?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to South Bend, Indiana. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited11h 29m£13.86
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited21h 29m£12.78

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in South Bend?

South Bend has one train station:

  • 2702 W Washington St

Price trends for trains from Chicago to South Bend

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8SepSep

Monthly average prices

£20£16£12£8£4FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£20£16£12£8£43020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN
4.4
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Guiquan
5.0
28 May 2019Couples trip
Pros
QuiteQuite
Cons
NothingNothing
Kaitlyn
3.0
9 June 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable and spacious seating. Comfortable and spacious seating.
Cons
Timelines of arrival. Timelines of arrival.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
5.0
Value
4.3
Condition
5.0
Tracy
5.0
22 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
I loved that the staff was so helpful and even let me know when my stop was coming up. I loved that the staff was so helpful and even let me know when my stop was coming up.
Cons
I can’t think of anything I can’t think of anything
Tips
Give yourself plenty of time to get through the train station & then to your train. I got their 10 minutes before and was running through the station (I had never been there before) and running to my train which was a ways down and I was the very last one on. I made it....Give yourself plenty of time to get through the train station & then to your train. I got their 10 minutes before and was running through the station (I had never been there before) and running to my train which was a ways down and I was the very last one on. I made it... but it was stressful. More

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