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Chicago to South Bend bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 45m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to South Bend
5.0
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Gloria
5.0
October 29, 2019Business
Pros
Very comfortable
Cons
Nothing
Tips
None

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Martin
5.0
September 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
the kindness and help from the operator
Cons
wifi onboard, seats more spacious
Tips
recommended
Zakaria
5.0
August 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
comfort
Cons
Phone charging point

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to South Bend cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to South Bend were $15.48.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Chicago to South Bend is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $13.34 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to South Bend?

The distance between Chicago and South Bend is approximately 72.39 miles, or 116.47 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to South Bend?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to South Bend by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to South Bend?

On average there are 11 scheduled bus trips per day. Miller Transportation has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to South Bend, with an average of 4.533 trips per day and 68 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Chicago to South Bend. Of the 11 trips there are 11 trips that are direct connections to South Bend.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Chicago to South Bend start at $16.00.

3 carriers offer Chicago to South Bend bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to South Bend from $25.00. There are 3.716667 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to South Bend and you can expect on average to pay $25.00 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 54 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 3.833333 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.00 for a weekend trip to South Bend.

Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
$25.00

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to South Bend from $1.00. There are 18 trips per day offered by Megabus from Chicago to South Bend and you can expect on average to pay $23.08 for a Megabus ticket to South Bend. In Chicago, Megabus departs to South Bend from Chicago O'Hare Bus/Shuttle Ctr and 2 other stations. In South Bend, Megabus arrives at Holy Cross Dr & Notre Dame Ave,

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to South Bend takes 2 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to South Bend in 1 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 18 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $23.08 for a weekend trip to South Bend.

Avg. Time
2h 42m
Avg. Price
$23.08

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Chicago to South Bend from $15.00. There are 4.533333 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Chicago to South Bend and you can expect on average to pay $27.07 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 58 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 4.777778 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.37 for a weekend trip to South Bend.

Avg. Time
1h 58m
Avg. Price
$27.07

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to South Bend will depart from these stations in Chicago:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Terminal 5 Station, O'Hare Intl Airport
  • Midway Intl Airport
  • Chicago O'Hare Bus/Shuttle Ctr
Buses arrive in South Bend at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in South Bend for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • 100 W S St
  • Holy Cross Dr & Notre Dame Ave

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