The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana. It is approximately 90 miles east of Chicago and 180 miles north of Indianapolis. Several travel options are below:
BY AIR: South Bend has a regional airport (SBN) and can be reached from nearly any U.S. city with no more than one stop. From here, you can take a taxi to Notre Dame's campus, about a 15 minute ride.
If you fly into Chicago, either Midway or O'Hare, you can take a bus (United Limo) directly to the Notre Dame campus. The route includes several other stops along the way and typically takes about three hours. Click here to go to the Coach USA website for schedules and fares.
If you are driving to Notre Dame from a Chicago airport, you can expect the trip to take 90 minutes (from Midway) to two hours (from O'Hare). From O'Hare, take I-190 east out of the airport and merge with I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) east toward downtown Chicago. Merge onto I-94 east (Dan Ryan Expressway), then take the Skyway exit to remain on I-90 towards the Indiana Toll Road. Follow the directions below.
From Midway, take IL-50 north to I-55 north (Stevenson Expressway). Take I-90 east to the Skyway exit towards the Indiana Toll Road. Follow the directions below.
BY TRAIN: The South Shore train (click here) runs from numerous stops in Chicago into the South Bend airport. From there you will need to take a taxi onto campus.
BY CAR: If you are traveling from the east, west, or north, the easiest way to campus is via I-80/I-90 (the Indiana Toll Road). Take exit 77 (South Bend/Notre Dame exit). Turn right onto IN-933, and follow it to the light at Angela Boulevard. Turn left on Angela Boulevard. Turn left at the next light onto Notre Dame Avenue, and you have arrived.
From the south, take U.S. 31 into South Bend. At the southern edge of town, U.S. 31 will swing west around South Bend. Stay straight and continue onto Michigan Avenue. Follow Michigan Avenue north through town. Turn right on Angela Boulevard and then left at the first light onto Notre Dame Avenue.