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South Bend-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from South Bend to Chicago?

Lowest Price$16.00
Fastest Train1h 54m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from South Bend to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from South Bend to Chicago?

In the last month, $16.00 was the average price of a train ticket from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from South Bend to Chicago?

The distance between South Bend and Chicago is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from South Bend to Chicago are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs South Bend at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from South Bend to Chicago?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from South Bend to Chicago.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to South Bend. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from South Bend to Chicago for $15.00.

Which train should you take from South Bend to Chicago?

2 train services operate from South Bend, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited11h 54m$17.23
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited22h 1m$16.61

Where is the train station in South Bend?

There is one train station in South Bend:

  • 2702 W Washington St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from South Bend to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepSep

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Jonathan
5.0
October 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was cheap.
Cons
Over two hours late! Wasted money on an uber when I could have walked and still been on time.
Tips
Use the South Shore Line instead!

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