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About South Bend

South Bend is quite a small city in Indiana, but this town offers plenty of beautiful landmarks and outdoor activities that will keep you captivated. When visiting South Bend, don't miss the Century Center, which not only hosts some of the best exhibitions in town but also boasts a great view towards the nearby St Joseph River, making it a particularly photogenic spot. The North/South Continental Divide is one particular point of interest, just a bit further down the US 20 bypass. Immerse yourself in nature at Shiojiri Niwa, a Japanese garden with more than twenty different large plants.

Though a small town, South Bend still has plenty of great dining options on its plate. For the best locally sourced burgers and a killer view of the river, check out Oaken Bucket Restaurant. If you can splurge a little bit, LaSalle Grill offers some of the finest dishes in town!

South Bend is a convenient location to reach from anywhere in the Midwest, with several bus stations in the city and Amtrak service stopping at a station close to downtown. In addition, South Bend International Airport is very close to the city and offers flights to domestic and international destinations.

Station Information

The South Street Station opened in 1998 as a multi-modal transit center. It is located in downtown South Bend across the street from the renovated Coveleski Stadium and Union Station. On average, about 2.2 million people use the station every year. A public transit bus stop located right outside the station connects it to the surrounding areas, including Notre Dame University and the U.P. Mall in downtown South Bend.

Popular bus stations in South Bend:

  • 100 W S St

What bus companies travel to South Bend, Indiana?

Located in Indiana, South Bend is accessible by bus from 159 other cities. You can choose from 295 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to South Bend on Wanderu. Miller Transportation usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to South Bend are also available.

Bus companies serving South Bend

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines6419h 44m$151.60
Miller Transportation588h 43m$60.40
Barons Bus Lines5010h 23m$63.96
  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • 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.

  • Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines is a ground transportation company that serves various cities across the Midwest. The company follows through on its slogan of "ride like royalty" with a fleet of modern coaches boasting enhanced amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, ADA accessible steps, and spacious bathrooms. With a reputation for skilled drivers, top-notch safety, and stellar customer service, it's no wonder Barons Bus won the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for #1 Business Travelers' Favorite.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to South Bend?

$10.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to South Bend, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to South Bend. In the last month, buses from Rolling Prairie to South Bend had the lowest average price at $10.00. The bus from Rolling Prairie to South Bend also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the bus station in South Bend, IN?

The main bus station in South Bend is 100 W S St. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around South Bend.

Which bus carrier has the best service to South Bend?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to South Bend by bus with Airport SuperSaver giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Miller Transportation had the most comfortable bus service to South Bend taking into account the seats and amenities that Miller Transportation offers. They rate Miller Transportation a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to South Bend punctually, travelers suggest that Barons Bus Lines has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to South Bend, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to South Bend, IN?

The closest airport to South Bend is South Bend Regional Airport (SBN), it is located 4.1 miles from the city center of South Bend.

Is South Bend a popular bus travel destination?

South Bend ranks number 16 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 589 in United States. South Bend ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to South Bend via bus service. On average 39 direct daily bus trips serve South Bend.

What is the population of South Bend?

The population of South Bend is 101516. South Bend ranks number 6 in terms of population in Indiana and number 340 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to South Bend cost?

Bus tickets to South Bend range from $10 for a short trip to South Bend, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to South Bend starts at , and a longer trip by bus to South Bend can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $15 .

What type of traveler does South Bend attract?

Traveling by bus is very popular with those going to visit their friends in South Bend. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a bus ticket to South Bend is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great bus locations in South Bend you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of South Bend?

The closest bus station to the city center of South Bend is 100 W S St, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 100 W S St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of South Bend. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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