To and From the Airport

There is no dedicated airport shuttle from IUSB to the South Bend Airport.  Students generally rely on taxis, buses or friends to drop them off and pick them up.

Local Transportation


Several taxi companies are available to pick up right outside the airport to take you to your lodging. Available taxis wait for passengers on the main drive outside of the front entrance to the terminal. If you need a taxi from another location in town, it is best to call the company and request a pickup from your location.

A-1 Cab 574-247-2000
ABC Cab 574-233-4000
Blue Ribbon Taxi 574-233-4040
City Cab 574-233-2020
Express Cab Co 574-233-6000
Modern Cab 574-532-7923
United Cab 574-233-9599
Yellow Cab Company 574-233-9333


The local bus service, Transpo, offers city bus service to destinations throughout the South Bend area.
Buses leave the airport terminal at :24 and :54 after the hour. Check the link below for information on routes and schedules.


Connecting to South Bend

If flying to or from an airport other than South Bend Regional, the options below may be of use:

Bus Service from Chicago to South Bend
Daily bus service is available to and from Chicago/South Bend by Coach USA/United Limo, ( Inc.  They operate 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.  The cost is currently $40.00 one-way and is payable at pickup. The schedule and fares are listed at the Web site above.  The service is available from both O’Hare and Midway airports; however, Midway is not an international airport.   You can pick up Coach USA/United Limo service at two locations.  The first location is within the so-called domestic terminals on the lower level in the Shuttle Bus Center. Follow the arrows! The second stop location is curbside in front of Terminal 5. There are two South Bend bus service-drop offs: South Bend Regional Airport and Notre Dame Avenue. 

Bus Service from Other Cities to South Bend
Please check the Greyhound Bus schedule for travel from other cities to South Bend:

South Shore Train
You may also opt to take the city train from the airport into Chicago’s Randolph Street Station, and then board a South Shore train which stops at the South Bend Regional Airport. This can be an inexpensive and pleasant way to ride into South Bend if you plan to overnight or spend some time in Chicago before arriving in South Bend. The Web site is here:


Long distance bus



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