South Bend is a captivating city on the St. Joseph River, which feeds into beautiful Lake Michigan, just twenty miles away. One of the defining traits of South Bend is the University of Notre Dame, and the entire city is full of proud supporters of the Fighting Irish. Everyone from sports fans to history buffs, from diligent students to outdoor enthusiasts, can find something they love about South Bend.
Traveling around South Bend is certainly easiest with a car, but public transportation is available as well. Transpo serves the city with a fleet of buses fully equipped with bike racks, a Downtown Trolley, and a SWEEP trolley service that is free of charge to students, teachers, and staff of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. For trips away from home, the South Bend Airport makes traveling a breeze. Traveling by train is also an option through Amtrak and the South Shore Line of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District which brings passengers right into Chicago.