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Bloomington - South Bend Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Bloomington to South Bend. Traveling by bus from Bloomington to South Bend usually takes around 8 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Shortest duration6h 30m
Cheapest price$60.00
Most frequent serviceMiller Transportation
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How much is a bus ticket from Bloomington to South Bend?

$62.33 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bloomington to South Bend. Any tickets cheaper than $62.33 can be considered a good deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Bloomington to South Bend is expected to range from $62 to $66. If you are looking to travel to South Bend within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $62. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $62 and can be found on May 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Bloomington to South Bend by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $64 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Bloomington to South Bend?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Bloomington to South Bend. Miller Transportation connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Miller Transportation38h 5m$65.12
  • 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. The trip from Bloomington to South Bend usually lasts 8 hours and 5 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $60.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bloomington 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 long is the bus ride from Bloomington to South Bend?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 174 miles from Bloomington to South Bend. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Bloomington?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bloomington to South Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve South Bend each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Bloomington to South Bend every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

South Bend

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South Bend, IN - SOB-1

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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

Where does the bus leave from in Bloomington?

Main departure station: Bloomington Transit Ctr

Most buses depart from the main station in Bloomington.

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • Bloomington Transit Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in South Bend?

100 W S St  - SOBBSB-0

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Main arrival station: 100 W S St

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.

All bus stations in South Bend:

  • 100 W S St

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