How to get to Elkhart County, Indiana

Getting here is easy

Located in the heart of America, Elkhart County’s central location makes it an easy to get to destination. You’ll find us halfway between Chicago and Toledo (just a two hour drive in either direction). Using a network of scenic limited access highways, you can arrive in less than a day’s journey from the region’s major cities and towns. We’re also close to major metropolitan areas, interstates, highways and airports. Most of the major attractions along the Heritage Trail are within an hour’s drive of I-80/90, over paved, well-marked, scenic US and Indiana routes.

TRAVEL TIP: Many attractions, shopping and dining establishments in Amish Country are Closed on Sundays. We suggest that you contact individual businesses to confirm days and hours of operation.

TRAVEL TIP: Amish Country is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone


getting here by car

The Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) skirts the Northern edge of the state with alternate access from State Roads 120 & 19 and US Highways 6 & 20.


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driving distances to elkhart
100m / 160km
165m / 266km
165m / 266km
200m / 322km
230m / 370km
St. Louis
390m / 628km
359m / 578km
440m / 708km
Exit 92
Elkhart exit 92

Whatever your destination, Exit 92 is the best location for a stop along the Indiana Toll Road. It offers the largest selection of franchise lodging and dining on the I-80/90 including more than a dozen restaurants and over 1,400 hotel rooms.

By Bus
By Bus

Greyhound runs regular service from the major centers around us.

By Train
By Train

Train service from Chicago to Elkhart is provided by Amtrak.

By Plane
By Plane

South Bend International Airport is less than 20 miles from Elkhart, Indiana.

While You’re Here
While You’re Here

Explore the Heritage Trail with a rental vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Nappanee.

Enjoy the view from the Interurban Trolley, which provides fixed route service between Elkhart and Goshen, including major points in between.

Call ACE Cab of Elkhart 574.295.6886 to get around town.

Gather your group of 20+ friends and family and discover Elkhart County, Indiana on board a luxury charter bus!  Visit Cardinal Buses website at or call 800.348.7487.