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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

100 W S St  - SOBBSB-0

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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

  • 100 West South St.

  • Walmart - Erskine Commons

What bus companies travel to South Bend, Indiana?

Located in Indiana, South Bend is accessible by bus from 3 other cities. You can choose from 20 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to South Bend on Wanderu. Greyhound 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
FlixBus US11421h 3m$125.24
Tornado Bus821d 4h 56m$244.47
Barons Bus Lines668h 43m$57.77
Greyhound2412h 58m$67.70
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

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 Airport SuperSaver has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to South Bend, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$13.98 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 Chicago to South Bend had the lowest average price at $21.84.

The busiest bus station in South Bend is 100 W S St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in South Bend are:

  • 100 W S St
  • 100 West South St.
  • Walmart - Erskine Commons
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.
South Bend ranks number 5 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 272 in United States. South Bend ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to South Bend via bus service. On average 7 direct daily bus trips serve South Bend.
The population of South Bend is 101516. South Bend ranks number 5 in terms of population in Indiana and number 236 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to South Bend range from 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 $14.
Business travelers most frequently choose to travel by bus to South Bend, enjoying the convenience of quick boarding and centrally located stations.
The closest bus station to the city center of South Bend is 100 West South St., located just 0.5 miles away. Select 100 West South 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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