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South Shore Train

During your stay in the South Shore, you can easily take a daytrip into Chicago by taking advantage of the South Shore train, an affordable and stress-free way to travel.

The South Shore trains travel from South Bend to Millennium Station in Chicago with 20 stations along the way, including local stations in Hammond, Gary and East Chicago.  Parking is free at most stations except for South Bend and Gary Metro.

For more information, call 219-926-5744.

New Safety Guidelines

The South Shore Line will follow stringent disinfecting standards and recommends the following guidelines for passengers:

  • Use hand sanitizing stations available on each train car
  • Refrain from congregating in train vestibules
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes while on train
  • Wash hands frequently and follow CDC recommendations for handwashing
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze
  • Respect the personal space of all passengers to the best of your ability
  • Wear a mask or face covering while in stations and while on train


Take your bike to the Dunes!

Bike rack equipped cars are available on select weekend/holiday trains from April through October.

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Bikes on the South Shore Train

Bring your bike to the Indiana Dunes on the South Shore Line.

Beach shuttle

Beach Shuttle

Enjoy a Green Shuttle around Indiana Dunes National Park. Skip the hassle of full parking lots and help reduce carbon emissions by taking a free park shuttle from the South Shore Railroad. Their two, 16-passenger shuttle vans are fully accessible with a wheelchair ramp. They operate on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Bonus, this is FREE!