Arrival by air
The South Bend Regional Airport is about 15 minutes by car from the Notre Dame campus (flights should be booked to South Bend, Indiana—airport code SBN). South Bend is served by Delta, United, and a number of regional carriers.
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).
From Midway: Take S. Cicero Ave./I-50 S toward W. 59th St., making a U-Turn at W. 59th St. onto I-50 N/S. Cicero Ave. Merge onto Illinois 55 N/Stevenson Expressway North. Merge onto I-90 E/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).
Arrival by car
From the north: The University is located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). Exit I-80/90 at Exit 77 and turn right onto Indiana 933.
From the south: Take U.S. 31 north, which becomes Indiana 933 just south of the city of South Bend.
Arrival 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 (e.g. taxi, rental car, limo).
The Lake Shore Limited is the Amtrack train that runs from Chicago to NYC, with a stop in South Bend.
There are five hotels within walking distance to Notre Dame (depending on what you consider walking distance). They are listed in order of proximity, closest first:
The Fairfield Inn - 10 min walk
The Inn at St. Mary's - 20 minute walk (A shuttle to campus can be reserved ahead of time for free.)
Hilton Garden Inn - 20 minute walk
Ivy Court Inn & Suites - 20 minute walk