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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from South Bend to Elkhart. Traveling by train from South Bend to Elkhart usually takes around 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Limited train can make the trip in 20 minutes.

Distance14 mi (23 km)
Fastest train0h 20m
Lowest price$8.50
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from South Bend to Elkhart

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from South Bend to Elkhart?

2 train services operate from South Bend, Indiana to Elkhart, Indiana. 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 Limited10h 20m$13.27
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited20h 25m$9.29

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from South Bend to Elkhart?

The distance between South Bend and Elkhart is approximately 14 miles, or 23 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Elkhart.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from South Bend to Elkhart 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 Sunday 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 9:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Elkhart?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Elkhart to South Bend. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from South Bend to Elkhart for $10.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in South Bend?

Departure stations

There is one train station in South Bend.

Where is the train station in Elkhart?

Arrival stations

Elkhart has one train station.

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