Getting Here

Northern Indiana is closer than you might think. Half of the country’s population lives within a 12-hour drive of Indiana’s Cool North, and many major cities are less than a day’s drive away from our beautiful beaches, sprawling farms, and charming downtowns. So what are you waiting for? See just how easy it is get to our seven eclectic counties with our travel tips and distance chart.

By car

Northern Indiana is home to so many crossroads, it’s honestly hard to miss us. Take any of the following routes and you’ll be right in the heart of Indiana’s Cool North:

US Highway 20, 30, or 31
Indiana State Highway 3, 5, or 9
Interstate I-65, I-80, I-90, or I-94
The Indiana Toll Road

Get more detailed information and downloadable maps here.

For tips and advice on navigating Indiana traffic, visit the Indiana Department of Transportation.

By the Indiana Toll Road

Around every bend and at every exit, you’ll find fun, excitement, and adventure just off the Indiana Toll Road all year round.

The Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90)

By plane

Midway and O’Hare international airports in nearby Chicago are serviced by most of the world’s major airlines. Visit the The Chicago Department of Aviation portal for more information on both airports.

South Bend International Airport sees about 50 arrivals and departures every day from several US cities.

Traveling to or from Northeast Indiana? The Fort Wayne International Airport has four airlines that service seven US markets.

The largest airport in Indiana, the Indianapolis International Airport, welcomes domestic and international flights, and provides many non-stop flights to popular US destinations.

By train

The South Shore Line travels between South Bend and Chicago several times each day, with multiple stops in between. View the South Shore Passenger Line Service for more details. AmTrak is also provides access to and from many locations in Northern Indiana.

By bus

Greyhound and Coach USA Bus Lines both run regular service to Northern Indiana from surrounding transportation centers.

Getting around

Once you arrive, you’ll find a variety of services to get you from one incredible destination to the next. United Limo, community bus systems, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are just a few of your transportation options in Indiana’s Cool North.

Reference the distance in miles between each of the cities in the chart below:

Places Chesterton Michigan City South Bend Elkhart Plymouth Shipshewana Warsaw
Chesterton 13 48 63 54 87 80
Michigan City 13 34 54 47 78 71
South Bend 34 34 14 24 44 47
Elkhart 63 54 14 38 22 34
Plymouth 54 47 24 38 68 24
Shipshewana 87 78 44 22 68 42
Warsaw 80 71 47 34 24 42
Chicago 48 61 96 109 97 133 120
Detroit 235 225 216 202 240 160 223
Indianapolis 166 179 138 153 114 173 142