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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from South Bend to Cleveland. Traveling by train from South Bend to Cleveland usually takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Limited train can make the trip in 4 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance236 mi (380 km)
Fastest train4h 36m
Lowest price$24.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from South Bend to Cleveland

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Which train should you take from South Bend to Cleveland?

2 train services operate from South Bend, Indiana to Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Limited14h 37m$63.98
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited25h 40m$29.65

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from South Bend to Cleveland 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 Cleveland?

The distance between South Bend and Cleveland is approximately 236 miles, or 380 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 36 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains 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 train 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from South Bend to Cleveland 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 Wednesday 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 Cleveland?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cleveland to South Bend. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from South Bend to Cleveland for $20.00.

City Information

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

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 Cleveland?

Arrival stations

Cleveland has one train station.

Need a return trip from Cleveland to South Bend?

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