Getting to Chicago from South Bend

Chicago and South Bend, Indiana are less than 100 miles from one another, a drive that takes about two hours, depending on traffic. Limited flights are available, but the train is cheaper and nearly as fast.

Chicago to South Bend

  • Driving distance –95 miles/152 kilometers

United makes the one hour direct flight between South Bend and Chicago, but the prices are outrageously expensive.

Journey time: about 50 minutes
Typical price: $1000 or more.

Amtrak runs several trains between South Bend and Chicago, often priced under $20 each way.

Journey time: About 90 minutes


The drive between Chicago and South Bend is about 100 miles through northwestern Indiana. Coming in or out of Chicago you’re likely to hit traffic so time your drive carefully.

Journey time: 1.5 to 2 hours depending on traffic.

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