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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to South Bend?

Lowest price€13.38
Fastest train1h 29m
Trains per day3
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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.

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

In the last month, €14.53 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 can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 €12.54.

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€20.21
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited21h 29m€14.52

Amtrak Capitol Limited train tickets from Chicago to South Bend start from €13, and on average cost €20. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules to South Bend. Amtrak Capitol Limited in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in South Bend trains arrive at 2702 W Washington St, From Chicago to South Bend train travel on Amtrak Capitol Limited takes 1 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to travel to South Bend on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Capitol Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost €19 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Chicago to South Bend start from €13, and on average cost €15. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to South Bend. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in South Bend trains arrive at 2702 W Washington St, From Chicago to South Bend train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 1 hours and 29 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €14 for a one-way train ticket to South Bend.

Price trends for trains from Chicago to South Bend

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Tracy

22 August 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: 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. 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... Pros: 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. 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... but it was stressful.More

3.0

Kaitlyn

9 June 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Pros: Comfortable and spacious seating. Cons: Timelines of arrival. Pros: Comfortable and spacious seating. Cons: Timelines of arrival.

5.0

Guiquan

28 May 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Pros: Quite. Cons: Nothing. Pros: Quite. Cons: Nothing.

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