Plan Your Trip

South Shore Line group trips are currently suspended between the South Bend Airport and Dune Park stations due to ongoing busing. All group trips must board/detrain at Dune Park Station or stations west.

Group Travel

Schools and other organizations have traditionally booked trips to Chicago utilizing the South Shore Line. Our access to museums and the Art Institute makes the railroad both convenient and affordable for group outings. These trips offer many passengers, perhaps for the first time, an opportunity to ride the train and learn firsthand about the benefits of public transportation. 

If your group is interested in reserving spaces for a group outing, please submit the following information at least three weeks in advance of trip date. You will be contacted by the South Shore Line within 2 business days to facilitate your itinerary and provide a tentative quote based on the information provided. For parties of 10 or more on non-rush hour trains, reduced fares will apply. 

*Eastbound Trains 113 and 115 are not available for group outings. Groups traveling to Beverly Shores, Michigan City, Hudson Lake or South Bend must board on the south end of the platform to be placed on the front of the cars.


Please fill the form out below to request a callback and set up your group travel. 

Date of Trip*
Group Leader*
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Name of Group
Address of Group
Preferred Boarding Station
Preferred Departure Station
Preferred Boarding Time
Preferred Departure Time

Total # of passengers:

13 or Younger*
65 or Older*
ADA Passengers*
Special Requests/Accommodations


The group organizer may mail a check (make checks payable to NICTD) to: 

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
Attn: Group Tickets
503 N. Carroll Ave. 
Michigan City, IN 46360

Unfortunately, due to already reduced fares for group trips, refunds for absent passengers are not available after the event. 

Yes, groups may not board/depart at multiple train stations or on multiple trains. 

The SSL will attempt to make accommodations, however group trips are planned and scheduled in advance and later accommodations may not be available. In an emergency, please call the Passenger Communications Office at 219-874-4221 ext. 501. 

Yes, generally a 24-hour notice to the South Shore Line would be advisable if rescheduling due to weather.