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Milwaukee-South Bend Train Timetable
There are 4 daily trains from Milwaukee to South Bend. Traveling by train from Milwaukee to South Bend usually takes around 5 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 59 minutes.
|Distance||126 mi (204 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 59m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Milwaukee to South Bend?
In the last month, £30.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to South Bend, IN. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £3.83 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Milwaukee to South Bend will vary between £30 and £33. Planning a train trip to South Bend within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Milwaukee over the next 7 days is £30. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Milwaukee to South Bend by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £30 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milwaukee to South Bend in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £33 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to South Bend from Milwaukee will be about £3.83 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Milwaukee to South Bend?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Milwaukee, Wisconsin to South Bend, Indiana. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 4 Amtrak trains from Milwaukee to South Bend every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £30.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Milwaukee 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.
How long is the train journey from Milwaukee to South Bend?
The distance between Milwaukee and South Bend is approximately 126 miles, or 204 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 59 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Milwaukee to South Bend are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 Milwaukee at 15:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Milwaukee to South Bend?
There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Where is the train station in Milwaukee?
There are two stations in Milwaukee where you can board the train to South Bend.
Train stations in Milwaukee:
Airport - 5601 S 6th St
Where is the train station in South Bend?
South Bend has one train station.
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