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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.
The South Bend Amtrak Station opened more than 50 years ago. In 1970, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad constructed the station, and South Shore Line was the main rail provider until 1992. Located in the cultural hub of "Michiana," the station is near the Notre Dame University campus. Today, the South Bend Station is served by Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited lines, connecting South Bend with New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. The practical one-story concrete block station is painted a vivid, deep blue. Passengers can wait for trains on the spacious porch beside the tracks. A small shelter is also accessible on the adjacent platform.
Popular train stations in South Bend:
2702 W Washington St
What train companies travel to South Bend, Indiana?
Located in Indiana, South Bend is accessible by train from 278 other cities. You can choose from 818 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to South Bend on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to South Bend are also available.
Train companies serving South Bend
|Train||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||257||1d 2h 26m||$188.22|
|Amtrak Lake Shore Limited||20||5h 19m||$52.98|
|Amtrak Capitol Limited||15||6h 3m||$80.28|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.
Amtrak Capitol Limited
Passing through seven states, 16 cities, and various National Parks, Amtrak Capitol Limited connects Washington D.C. and Chicago, on 750 miles of railroad. Taking over 17 hours for a complete trip, these trains offer various overnight accommodations and feature panoramic observation cars where passengers can enjoy exceptional scenery. The trains include various options for food; however, WiFi connectivity is not available onboard due to the rural nature of the route.
Which train 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 train with Amtrak giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Capitol Limited had the most comfortable train service to South Bend taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Capitol Limited offers. They rate Amtrak Capitol Limited a 4.6 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 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited has the best on time performance on their train schedules to South Bend, rating them a 3.8 based on their on time arrivals.
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The main train station in South Bend is 2702 W Washington St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around South Bend.
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