Tim’s Tours 2023 Football Shuttle to Notre Dame Stadium (FALL 2023):


You do not need a reservation-just be ready to hop on the bus with your fare.  Each hotel will have information at the front desk, or you can check out our frequently asked questions below.  If you have any other questions, please submit an inquiry through our website here, or send an email directly to contact@tims-tours.com

We drop off at the Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend parking lot circle and it’s just a short walk to the Stadium; a much shorter walking distance than if you actually park on or near the campus.  The fare is $12 per person each way, or $20 Round Trip.  Buses are first-come, first-serve and stop at the Mishawaka/Granger area hotels listed below:

Please click on the corresponding PDF logo to view your hotel’s game day shuttle schedule, PRICING UPDATED 5/12/22):

Baymont Inn & Suites Mishawaka/ South Bend  120 W University Drive,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 400-8580

Best Western Plus Mishawaka Inn   445 W University Drive,  Mishawaka, IN 46545  (574) 273-2309

Candlewood Suites Mishawaka  1220 E. Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 258-4088

Comfort Inn   5640 N Main Street,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 247-4000

Country Inn and Suites  420 W University Drive,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 277-2520

Courtyard by Marriott   4825 N Main St,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 273-9900

Extended Stay (North)   5305 N Main Street,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 277-9912

Extended Stay (South)    4715 N Main St,  Mishawaka, IN 46545  (574) 255-8031

Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend Mishawaka    425 W University Drive,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 273-2202

Hampton Inn    7347 Heritage Square Drive,  Granger, IN  46530  (574) 243-4600

Holiday Inn Express   224 Florence Ave,  Granger, IN  46530  (574) 272-8000

Holiday Inn Mishawaka- Conference Center   1208 E Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN  46545 (574) 258-4408

Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka/ South Bend     211 E Day Road, Mishawaka, IN  46545 (574) 252-4100

Hyatt Place   215 W Day Road,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 258-7777

Quality Inn  535 W University Drive,  Mishawaka, IN 46545  (574) 247-0888

Red Roof Inn   1325 University Drive Court,  Granger, IN  46530  (574) 271-4800

Residence Inn   231 Park Place, Mishawaka, IN  46545  (574) 271-9283

Springhill Suites   5225 Edison Lakes Pkwy,  Mishawaka, IN 46545  (574) 271-0832

Varsity Club    3800 N. Main St,  Mishawaka, IN  46545  (800) 438-2929


Frequently Asked Questions:

How does the shuttle work?

The bus is on a route and will make stops at specific times, which can be found on a flyer at the front desk of your hotel.  If no one is waiting, the bus will proceed to its next stop.   You can find shuttle times here by clicking on the corresponding PDF link above.

Should guests make reservations?

No.  We do not accept advanced reservations.

Should front desk personnel call the drivers to tell them if people are waiting?

No, again the bus is on a route and will make stops at each hotel.  If no one is waiting, the bus will proceed to its next stop.

Does Tim’s Tours take credit cards for payment?

No, drivers can only collect cash payments.  You may pay $12 for a one-way trip or $20 for round trip.  If you pay for the round trip option, you will be given a token which is good for the return trip after the game.

What happens if the shuttle gets full on the way to Notre Dame?

Each shuttle is first-come, first-serve and is on a route with multiple stops.  Due to the popularity of our shuttle, there is a possibility that it may become full.  If that happens, if one of the other shuttles isn’t full, it can come to pickup remaining guests.  If that isn’t an option, you may need to wait for the next shuttle pickup time.  Peak ridership TO THE GAME is two to three hours prior to kick off.  To avoid capacity and space concerns, we recommend taking the first available shuttle early in the day.  

Where does the shuttle drop off at Notre Dame?

For Mishawaka/ Granger hotels, our shuttle will drop off and pick up exclusively at the INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SOUTH BEND parking lot circle (near the intersection of Napolean St & N Notre Dame Ave).  The shuttle runs more efficiently with one pickup and drop off location.

What time(s) do the return shuttles leave Notre Dame (post-game)?

  • End of the Third Quarter
  • When Bus is Full or 15 minutes after the game ends
  • When Bus is Full or 30 minutes after the game ends
  • When Bus is Full or 45 minutes after the game ends
  • 2 hours after the game ends
  • 2 hours, 20 minutes after the game ends
  • 2 hours, 40 minutes after the game ends
  • 3 hours after game ends (LAST SHUTTLE)

Return shuttle times are also posted on the flyer located at the front desk of each hotel.  If a bus fills up prior to its listed time, it will depart early, which is typical for the first departing shuttles after the game ends.  Each shuttle is first-come, first-serve.

Will we have to wait for a shuttle after the game ends?

The first post-game shuttles typically fill up fast and take the most time to return to campus because of peak ridership levels and heavy traffic caused by 80,000 people leaving the stadium at the end of the game.  If you prefer a shorter ride back to your hotel, it is highly recommended that you grab dinner after the game and plan on taking one of the shuttles departing 2 hours or later after the game ends (when fewer people ride and traffic levels return to normal).  If there are no buses waiting, please be patient as the shuttles will return to campus as soon as possible up to 3 hours after the game ends.

Can we take a shuttle back to our hotel before the game starts?

You may catch one of the shuttles dropping off at Notre Dame and ride it back on its next round of pickups.  *Note, the last shuttle TO the game does not return to the hotels-you must catch one of the earlier shuttles.

Which bus(es) do we look for at Notre Dame?

There will be many buses.  Any Tim’s Tours buses picking up at INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SOUTH BEND parking lot circle (near the intersection of Napolean St & N Notre Dame Ave) go to Mishawaka/ Granger, Indiana hotels.  All other buses (and other Tim’s Tours buses at other pickup locations) go to different locations.

How late does the shuttle stay out making return trips after the game is over?

For Mishawaka/ Granger hotels, the last Tim’s Tours shuttle departs 3 hours after the end of the game.

I’m not staying at one of the hotels listed above- Can I still use your shuttle?

Yes!  We recommend parking and catching the shuttle at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center at 1208 E Douglas Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545 as they have ample parking at the conference center.


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