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Waterloo - South Bend Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Waterloo to South Bend. Traveling by train from Waterloo to South Bend usually takes around one hour and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in one hour and 13 minutes.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Fastest train1h 13m
Lowest price$9.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Waterloo to South Bend?

2 train services operate from Waterloo, Indiana to South Bend, 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 Limited11h 15m$23.50
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited21h 13m$17.29

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Waterloo and South Bend is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 13 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 Waterloo to South Bend are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Friday 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 Waterloo at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Waterloo to South Bend?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from South Bend to Waterloo.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Waterloo?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Waterloo.

Where is the train station in South Bend?

Arrival stations

South Bend has one train station.

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