Visiting Notre Dame

Travel to Notre Dame

Notre Dame is located on the northern limits of South Bend, Indiana (90 miles east of Chicago). Please note that Notre Dame is in the Eastern time zone, which is always one hour ahead of Chicago (Central) time.

If you are driving . . .

  • Approach South Bend via the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/I-90) and exit at interchange 77.
  • Proceed south on Indiana 933 to the traffic light at Angela Blvd.
  • Turn east on Angela Blvd. and proceed to the first traffic light, at Notre Dame Ave.
  • Turn north on Notre Dame Ave.
  • Turn right on Holy Cross Drive to park in the visitor’s lot on the corner of Eddy and Holy Cross Drive

From points south . . .

  • Follow U.S. 31 to the south side of South Bend. When U.S. 31 turns to join the bypass, do not follow it; proceed straight into town, following Business 31 (becomes Indiana 933) until you reach Angela Blvd.
  • Turn east on Angela Blvd. and proceed to the first traffic light, at Notre Dame Ave.
  • Turn north on Notre Dame Ave.
  • Turn right on Holy Cross Drive to park in the visitor’s lot on the corner of Eddy and Holy Cross Drive


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If you are flying . . .

The South Bend Regional Airport is about 15 minutes by car from the Notre Dame campus (flights should be booked to South Bend, Ind.). From the airport, go east on Lincolnway West (left out of the airport) to downtown South Bend. Turn left on Indiana 933 (Michigan St.) and proceed about two miles to Angela Blvd. Turn right onto Angela, and then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy St.). Follow signs to visitor parking.

Visitors also can fly to Chicago and drive or take a bus to Notre Dame. The University is about two hours by car from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and about 90 minutes from Midway International Airport. From O’Hare, take I-190 east out of the airport, merge onto I-90 east (the Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago and merge with I-94 south (the Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit off the Dan Ryan and remain on I-90 to the Indiana Toll Road, which merges with I-80. From the Illinois border, it is about 75 miles to Exit 77 (the South Bend/Notre Dame exit).

Coach USA operates a motor coach bus service between both O’Hare and Midway Airports in Chicago and the Notre Dame campus. The bus departs every two hours and makes several stops; travel time to campus is approximately three hours. A one-way fare is $35, round-trip fare is $63. Please visit busville.com for more information.

Travel by Train . . .

The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (corner of Michigan and Randolph) to South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend (about a two-hour trip). From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15-minute ride by car. Various transportation methods are available (i.e., taxi, rental car).

Local Accommodations

On or Near Campus:

The Morris Inn (574) 631-2000
The Inn at Saint Mary’s (574) 232-4000
Ivy Court Inn & Suites (574) 277-6500

Accommodations in the immediate area:

Best Inn (800) 237-8466
Comfort Suites (800) 221-2222
Days Inn (800) 325-2525
Econo Lodge (800) 221-2222
Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866
Hilton Garden Inn (877) STAY-HGI
Holiday Inn (three locations) (800) HOLIDAY
Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766
Marriott (four locations) (800) 228-9290
Super 8 Motel (two locations) (800) 800-8000
Waterford Estates Lodge (877) 738-8496