Travel Information

By Air

To South Bend: You can book your flight to South Bend Regional Airport, which is located in South Bend, Indiana, about 15 minutes from the Notre Dame campus. Taxis are usually easy to hail at the airport; the trip to campus will run approximately $15-20. If you choose to rent a car, the airport has representatives from most of the major car rental agencies.

To Chicago: You can also book your flight to one of the Chicago area airports, O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport. CoachUSA operates bus service between both Chicago airports and the University of Notre Dame campus. Tickets may be purchased online or from the driver. A full schedule of departure times and scheduled stops is available from CoachUSA. You can also take public transit from the airports into downtown Chicago (Chicago Transit Authority; Blue Line Train from O’Hare or Orange Line Train from Midway) and catch the South Shore Line commuter train, which departs from Millennium Station and terminates at the South Bend Regional Airport. If driving, South Bend is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours from O’Hare Airport and 1.5 to 2.0 hours from Midway Airport.

By Car

From East/West: Campus is located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). Coming east from Chicago or west from Toledo, take Exit 77 (South Bend/Notre Dame) and at the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto IN 933. At the fourth stoplight, turn left onto Angela Blvd. Follow Angela Blvd to the first stoplight and turn left onto Notre Dame Ave. This is the main entrance to campus. For visitor parking, turn right at the first stop sign, onto Holy Cross Dr. Continue through the next intersection (a four-way stop at Eddy St.) and look for the visitor parking lot on the right.

From South: Campus is located just north of downtown South Bend. Take US 31 north from Indianapolis; upon reaching the outskirts of South Bend, the highway will become Michigan St. / IN 933. (US 31 will join US 20 in a bypass loop around the metro area; do not enter that freeway.) Stay on Michigan St. and travel into downtown South Bend. Continue on Michigan St. north out of downtown, passing through two roundabouts. After crossing the St. Joseph River, go straight through the first stoplight (North Shore Blvd.), and then turn right at the second stoplight, onto Angela Blvd. Follow Angela Blvd to the first stoplight and turn left onto Notre Dame Ave. This is the main entrance to campus. For visitor parking, turn right at the first stop sign, onto Holy Cross Dr. Continue through the next intersection (a four-way stop at Eddy St.) and look for the visitor parking lot on the right.

From South Bend Regional Airport: Exit left (through the roundabout) onto Lincoln Way West (US 20). Take Lincoln Way West into downtown South Bend. Turn left on Michigan St. and travel north out of downtown, passing through two roundabouts. After crossing the St. Joseph River, go straight through the first stoplight (North Shore Blvd.), and then turn right at the second stoplight, onto Angela Blvd. Follow Angela Blvd to the first stoplight and turn left onto Notre Dame Ave. This is the main entrance to campus. For visitor parking, turn right at the first stop sign, onto Holy Cross Dr. Continue through the next intersection (a four-way stop at Eddy St.) and look for the visitor parking lot on the right.

By Train

From Chicago: The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District operates train service between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend Regional Airport. Tickets may be purchased at Millennium Station. (Millennium Station – also known as Randolph St. Station – can be accessed from the southwest corner of Michigan Ave. and Randolph St.) For a full schedule of departure times and stops, please visit the NICTD website for the South Shore Line.

From East/West: Amtrak offers service to South Bend as a stop on the Lake Shore Limited route or to Niles, Michigan as a stop on the Michigan Services route. The South Bend station is located on the near west side of downtown South Bend. Taxi cabs are not typically waiting at the station, so be prepared to telephone for taxi service or arrange for an Uber ride upon arrival. The Niles station is located on Dey St. in downtown Niles, about 11 miles north of South Bend.