South Bend Transportation

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    South Shore Line to South Bend

    by emilypeg Written Aug 11, 2009
    South Shore Traincar at Millennium Station

    If you're coming from Chicago or Northwest Indiana to South Bend and don't feel like driving, then hop on board the South Shore! The South Shore runs from Millennium Station at Randolph Street in Chicago to South Bend Airport; with a number of stops in Northwest Indiana including Hammond, Gary, and Ogden Dunes. Perfect for someone without a car visiting a friend at Notre Dame or catching a Fighting Irish game without having to worry about their car.

    Ticket prices and schedules vary depending on which stations you board and depart as well as day of the week. A one way ticket from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport on a weekday will cost $10.75. A detailed schedule and fare table are available on the South Shore website.

    If you happen to be riding to see a football game, game day buses are available to take you to campus. Just follow all the blue and gold!

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    Go TRANSPO the MIshawaka mystery

    by Phlebas2 Updated Jun 3, 2008

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    Ive come to the conclusion that Town and County Shopping Center is a actually a vortex where you can either end up on a bus to South Bend, or a Bus to Mishwaka and still end up at University park with no way back. If in doubt ALWAYS carry a master transpo schedule and be prepared to end up on the wrong bus anyway.

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    MAGICKAL MYSTERY TOUR..Go TRANSPO

    by Phlebas2 Written Apr 13, 2007

    hey its a good trip, the trolley on St. Pats day is a great way to travel, and the rest of the year the regular buses are not too shabby.. Blue for boys and purple pink for???
    How else can you (on Dyngus day for only 50 cents) ride around SB on a Purple Pink Bus, get a tour of St. Mary's, and end up at North Village Mall (and after going to TIME OUT SPORTS BAR for beer still get a tranfer to DAZE INN.. )
    Where dont that thing go??? (hint: INTENDED DESTINATION Murphy's Backyard) HOW THE HELL DID I END UP AT DAZE INN? (HINT : BEER)

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    Go TRANSPO

    by Phlebas2 Written Apr 13, 2007

    hey its a good trip, the trolley on St. Pats day is a great way to travel, and the rest of the year the regular buses are not too shabby.. Blue for boys and purple pink for???
    How else can or only 50 cents can ride around SB on a Purple Pink Bus. get a tour of St. Mary's and end up at North Village Mall on a Dyngus day (and after going to TIME OUT SPORTS BAR for beer still get a tranfer to DAZE INN.. )
    Where dont that thing go??? (hint Murphy's Backyard)

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    The BEST way to get around South Bend

    by Phlebas2 Updated May 6, 2004

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    South Bend = Safety Hazard

    Either take the 80/90 toll road, the US 20 Bypass, or the US 31 Bypass. All of these are the best way to GO AROUND South Bend, IN Take my advise, Do GO AROUND South Bend, IN not thru it or into it. There is usually atleast 3 major traffic delays to be encountered. Currently Main St BUS 31 Northbound is down to one lane.

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    Legendary Taxi Tour

    by KaiM Updated Nov 15, 2003
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    One of the best taxi rides I ever had was in South Bend. I had to get from the airport to the Super 8 Motel. The taxi driver asked whether he should give me a tour across the Notre Dame campus. I asked back: "Do I have to pay more for that?" "Nope, I have some time and I can show you around. You only pay the fee from the airport to the motel." I ended up getting a 1,5 hours tour for just a few bucks. And the driver knew everything about Notre Dame! He had worked on campus as a gardener, told me about every building, the most beautiful sorority girls, the toughest drinking fraternities, the sports teams, the legends and stories of Notre Dame, Jesus on the library walls, championchips. He told me about how he was on stage with Janis Joplin in South Bend and how he met her again in Vietnam. I had a great time.

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    A rocket and a christmas tree

    by KaiM Updated Nov 15, 2003
    South Bend airport

    If you don´t get to South Bend by your own car, you will probably arrive at the local airport. It´s really modern - and small. The Greyhound bus station is also located in the terminal. I like the new terminal. Only odd thing: Directly above the big christmas tree they had a rocket hanging under the roof. A symbol of peace like the christmas tree and a rocket? Anyway... liked the place...

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    South Shore Line

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 13, 2003
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    South Bend is easily reached by train from Chicago. Take the South Shore Line from the Randolph Street station in downtown Chicago. The train also stops at 59th street and 115th street. Other stops between South Bend and Chicago include Hammond, Gary, Portage, Chesterton, and Michigan City. Tickets from Chicago to South Bend is around 10 dollars. The trains are very clean and the conductors are very friendly.

    Note: Not all South Shore trains departing Chicago go to South Bend. Pick up a timetable at the station and see which trains go to South Bend. Some trains only go to Michigan City and some only to Gary.

    The station in South Bend is actually at the regional airport. You will need to find another transportation (taxi or carpool) to go downtown and Notre Dame.

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    South Bend Regional Airport

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 12, 2003
    South Bend Exit on the Indiana Toll Road

    Most airlines in the United States fly to South Bend Regional Airport. It is about 45 minutes by air from Detroit and less than 30 minutes by air from Chicago. The airport is very convenient in that it also has a train station (South Shore Line) and a bus station (Greyhound and Coach USA). To get to the airport from the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90), take Exit 72 to U.S. 31 Bypass South and then take the exit to U.S. 20 Business.

    To go downtown from the airport, turn left onto Lincolnway (U.S. 20 Business) and keep driving. To go to the University of Notre Dame, in downtown, turn left onto Indiana 933 / U.S. 31 Business North, turn right at Angela Road, entrance to the university will be on the left. (Alternatively, keep driving on IN-933/US-31Bus and turn right at Douglas Road, entrance to the university will be on the right.)

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  • You can come in from the...

    by dzni Written Oct 5, 2002

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    You can come in from the tollway just north of campus that connects to Chicago. Also, you could fly into South Bend or take a bus there too. US 31 is one of the only ways in from the south... a long, boring drive through nothingness. It's not even a nice ride through the country. Ugh!
    On campus, just walking! There are a few sparse cars allowed in the academic part, mainly for deliveries and friends picking each other up. You'll have to visit at the guard shack/gate before they'll let you in, state your purpose, and then maybe, if you're lucky, they'll give you a pass to drive on through... valid for only like 30 minutes.

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    South Shore Line

    by sambarnett Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    South Bend is at the end of the Chicago South Bend Shore Shore Railroad, but the terminal is at the South Bend Regional Airport about 5 miles from the downtown area. You'll need a car to get to the sites.

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