South Bend Charter Buses
Named for a bend in the St. Joseph River, South Bend is a city of just over 100,000 people, perhaps most famous for being the home of Notre Dame University. Once a center of many large companies (such as Studebaker, Singer, Honeywell, and AM General), South Bend is looking forward to the future with the building of a new Ivy Tech nanotechnology campus to attract businesses and investors to the city. Events in South Bend include East Race Rafting, TheatreLanglab’s 24 Hour Play, the Dari Fair, the Summer Wine Walk Teaser, and more.
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Transportation in and Around South Bend
Travelers by air will most likely arrive in South Bend via the South Bend Airport (SBN), a few miles west of the city center. The airport is a 35-mile drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, and offers easy access to Interstate 80/90 and US 20. South Bend Airport is actually one of the few cities in the nation that has access to air, interstate rail, and interstate bus service at one location. Visitors may also arrive via the nearby Elkhart Municipal Airport in Elkhart, IN, or the Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport in Niles, MI.
South bend is served by the Amtrak line, connecting to Chicago and Washington, DC via the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited routes, which arrive in Amtrak’s Washington Avenue terminal in South Bend. Bus service to South Bend is offered by Coach USA and Greyhound, with Coach USA offering shuttle service between the airport and Notre Dame.
Driving in South Bend is relatively simple compared to many major cities, with the road naming system making it easy to navigate. The main roads in South Bend are named for various presidents, organized alphabetically, with a few exceptions. The city’s grid layout makes traveling by car easy and convenient. Travelers coming into South Bend by car will find the city accessible by Interstate 80/90, US Highway 31, US Highway 20, and State Roads 2, 23, and 933.
Visitors to South Bend have many options for getting around the city, including public transportation via Transpo, including the “Transpo Trolley,” which stops at many major tourist attractions. The South Shore Line, an electric commuter railroad, connects the South Bend airport to downtown Chicago. Taxi and limousine service is also available in the city, as are charter buses from companies such as Metropolitan Shuttle.
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