Taxi, Ridesharing, Train & Bus
Taxi service is available from South Bend International Airport. Available taxis wait for passengers on the main drive outside the front entrance of the terminal. The following taxi services are permitted to operate at South Bend International Airport:
All taxis servicing SBN are licensed and authorized by the City of South Bend, and approved by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority to operate on airport property. Please contact us for more specific information regarding taxi procedures at SBN.
Drop off and pick up by popular riding sharing services, Uber & Lyft, are permitted at South Bend International Airport. Not familiar with ridesharing? Uber & Lyft are ridesharing businesses that use private drivers to pick up customers and take them to their destinations with a tap of a button on their smart phones. The nearest driver is often at the selected pickup location within minutes. To use Uber of Lyft, the apps must be downloaded on smart phones.
The following car service and limo company is permitted to drop off and pick up at SBN:
The South Shore rail line is operated by NICTD and connects South Bend International Airport with cities throughout Northwestern Indiana, with a final destination of downtown Chicago, making SBN an easy stop to anywhere in the Michiana region. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card at the east end of the terminal or online, or with cash from the conductor on the train.
Please note that schedules are subject to change, so visit the South Shore/NICTD website for the most up-to-date schedule information. South Bend is on Eastern Time year-round and observes Daylight Savings Time. This means, we are one hour later than Chicago. All other stations on the route observe Central “Chicago” time. All times shown on the schedule are local times.
South Bend International Airport offers connectivity to inner and outer city bus services.
*Royal Excursion is temporarily suspending Royal Zoom airport service as of 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 15, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The safety of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve has always been our priority. Royal Excursion will continue to provide updates as we determine next steps. We look forward to resuming service shortly and thank our riders for their continued understanding. If you have already purchased a ticket on Royal Zoom, please email [email protected] for a refund or a credit to use when service resumes.
RoyalZOOM provides bus service along the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland corridor, with stops at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the website with credit card only. Walk-up credit card transactions with drivers will be based on availability and may not be made using cash. Service begins March 3, 2020.
Transpo offers city bus service to destinations throughout the South Bend area.
The Interurban Trolley provides bus service on three fixed routes. Together with Transpo, the Trolley provides easy, affordable public transit along the corridors connecting Elkhart and Goshen and South Bend International Airport.