Please note: Notre Dame is in the Eastern Time Zone. Chicago airports are in Central Time.
There are many options to get you economically to South Bend, IN. You can fly directly in to South Bend, or in to one of two airports in Chicago, IL (O'Hare or Midway). From Chicago there are trains or buses that will get you directly to South Bend. For more information see directions below.
Fly Into South Bend
Fly Into Chicago
South Bend International Airport
South Bend Airport is about 15 minutes by car from the Notre Dame campus (flights should be booked to South Bend, Indiana — airport code SBN). Various transportation methods are available (e.g., Ride Share, rental car, and taxi).
Below for your convenience are some sample flights:
Getting to Campus
Airport Shuttle Services to Hotels
Rental Car Services
South Shore Line
The South Shore Line Leaves from Millennium Station in downtown Chicago (corner of Michigan Ave and E Randolph St.) Trains run directly from Millennium Station to South Bend Airport (about a three-hour trip).
Tickets are available for purchase in the station, online, on the South Shore Line Phone App, or on the train (with cash). Fare to the South Bend Airport Station is $14.25. *Note Train Frequencies do change between Weekdays and Weekends/Holidays.
Getting From Chicago O'Hare to Millennium Station
In the airport follow signs "Trains to City - CTA". Machines distribute the CTA’s Ventra fare cards which are required for use of the ‘L’ system. A new Ventra card is $5 and the fare from O’Hare into Chicago is $5. Take the Blue Line to Chicago. The closest Blue Line station to Millennium Park is the Washington station. From Washington Station it is a quick walk to Millennium Station on Dearborn St to E Randolph St.
Getting From Chicago Midway to Millennium Station
In the airport follow signs "Trains to City - CTA". Machines distribute the CTA’s Ventra fare cards which are required for use of the ‘L’ system. The charge for a single fare Ventra ride to Downtown is $2.50. Take the Orange Line to Chicago. The Closest Orange Line Stop to Millennium Park is State/Lake Station. From State/Lake Station it is a quick walk along E Lake St to Michigan Avenue.