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Journey Information

Chicago to South Bend bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$15.00
Shortest Duration1h 45m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Chicago to South Bend?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.00 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to South Bend. Buses from South Bend to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.76 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 54 minutes to cover the 72 miles (116 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Chicago to South Bend at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to South Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to South Bend every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Illinois to Indiana without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to South Bend; ticket prices start at $16.00.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to South Bend?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to South Bend, Indiana. Of these two services, Miller Transportation usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines21h 55m$25.00
Miller Transportation31h 54m$25.88

Book Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to South Bend from $25. There are 2 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to South Bend and you can expect on average to pay $25 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to South Bend. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines departs to South Bend from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, In South Bend, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 100 W S St, An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to South Bend takes 1 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to South Bend in 1 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25 for a weekend trip to South Bend.

Book Miller Transportation from Chicago to South Bend from $15. There are 3 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Chicago to South Bend and you can expect on average to pay $26 for a Miller Transportation ticket to South Bend. In Chicago, Miller Transportation departs to South Bend from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station. In South Bend, Miller Transportation arrives at 100 W S St, An average trip on Miller Transportation from Chicago to South Bend takes 1 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to South Bend in 1 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26 for a weekend trip to South Bend.

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois has two bus stations with service to South Bend, Indiana:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in South Bend?

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in South Bend, Indiana:

  • 100 W S St

Price trends for buses from Chicago to South Bend

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Gloria

October 29, 2019 - Business

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None. Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

5.0

Martin

September 11, 2019 - Visiting family

Airport SuperSaver

Pros: the kindness and help from the operator. Cons: wifi onboard, seats more spacious. Tips: recommended. Pros: the kindness and help from the operator. Cons: wifi onboard, seats more spacious. Tips: recommended.

5.0

Zakaria

August 24, 2019 - Solo travel

Airport SuperSaver

Pros: comfort. Cons: Phone charging point. Pros: comfort. Cons: Phone charging point.

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