Shuttle to Notre Dame

Shuttle to Notre Dame with Tim’s Tours!

Ride one of the Tim’s Tours shuttle buses from your Mishawaka area hotel to Notre Dame and don’t worry about parking expenses , long walks, or traffic tie-ups!







Tim’s Tours 2018 Football Shuttle to Notre Dame Stadium:

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, you may ask a question in the comment section below, submit an inquiry through the website here, or send an email directly to

The drop-off zone is the Hammes Bookstore/ Eck Visitor Center 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 $10 per person each way, or $15 Round Trip.  Buses are first come-first serve and make the circuit to the hotels listed below in the Mishawaka area.

Please click on the corresponding PDF logo to view your hotel’s game day shuttle schedule.

We service the following hotels:

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

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

Super 8   535 W University Drive,  Mishawaka, IN 46545  (574) 247-0888

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

Tim’s Tours 2018 Football Shuttle to Notre Dame FAQ’s

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 also find shuttle times here:

Do the guests have to make reservations?

No.  We do not accept advanced reservations for our football shuttle.

Do front desk personnel need to 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.

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.

Does Tim’s Tours take credit cards for payment?

No, all transactions are cash and collected by the driver.  You may pay $10 for a one-way trip or $15 for round trip.  If you pay for round trip, you will be given a token which is good for the return trip after the game.

Where does the shuttle drop off?

The shuttle drops off and picks up exclusively at the Hammes bookstore ON Notre Dame campus (next to the visitor center).  This helps the shuttle run more efficiently having one pickup and drop off location.

What time does the return shuttle leave Notre Dame?

Each shuttle is first come-first serve.  There is an early shuttle that leaves as soon as the third quarter ends.  After that, return shuttle times are listed below (and on the flyer 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 shuttles after the game ends.

  • 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)

Will we have to wait for a return shuttle?

The first post-game shuttles typically fill up fast and depart early.   80,000 people are leaving the stadium at the end of the game, which creates traffic backups, which is why the first few shuttles take the longest to return to campus.  If there are no buses waiting, please be patient as the shuttles will return to campus as soon as possible.

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 for its next round of hotel pickups.  *Note, the last shuttle TO the game does not return to the hotels, so you must catch one of the earlier shuttles. 

Which bus do we look for at Notre Dame?

There will be many buses-you may get on any Tim’s Tours bus.  All other buses go to different locations.

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

The last shuttle departs from the bookstore on ND campus 3 hours after the end of the game.


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  1. Hi, Do you have to be a guest at the hotel to be able to ride the shuttle?

  2. Hi Tim,
    My husband and son will be coming in for the Texas game. They are staying in Eckhart.(closest availability I could find). I will have them park at the Country Inn to catch your shuttle. Is that the closet location for shuttle service and Do you know the times of pick up for that location?

    • Hi Melissa,

      Please make sure they park way away from the entrance of the hotel and then just have them ready to catch the bus. Our schedule is to start at 9:00 AM and have a bus around there every hour after that. We’re still working on the rotation of buses but our gray bus will likely be the one to pick them up at that location.

  3. Tom Parker

    Coming for the Navy game. Is there a Warsaw IN shuttle?

    • Hi Tom,

      No shuttle from Warsaw, but what you might want to do is drive up on game day and park at one of the Mishawaka hotels on the list and ride the bus – that’ll save you trying to figure out where to park and also probably some dough too. The Country Inn and Suites has a pretty big lot – just make sure you park way away from their door so you are not in the way of their guests.

  4. Claudia Germann

    Any suggestions PLEASE for tomorrow from Fox Lake IL area to the game and back?
    Thanks! Claudia

    • Hi Claudia. Unfortunately we are only in the Mishawaka area for shuttling and I really don’t know much about Chicago area bus or shuttle companies. You might check in with “Windy City” (tours I think) as I see their bus(es) at games but other than that I don’t know. I do know some folks take the train into South Bend then shuttle from there, or they drive in and park at a hotel and shuttle from there. Good luck!

  5. I am staying in Chicago for the ND USC game. My buddy from Chicago may not be able to go to the game. How can I get from Chicago to South Bend and back on game day/night?

  6. Tom Robbins

    Hi Tim

    I see that you stop at Extended Stay but there are two of them list in Mishawaka one at 4715 N. Main and the other at 5305 N. Main which one do you service of do you do both of them. Thanks much.

    • We stop at the Extended Stay “North” which is the 5305 N. Main address. However, the other one is right next to the Marriott Courtyard and all you’d have to do is walk across the parking lot to get on the bus there.

  7. Just checking to see if the Comfort Inn that you stop at is the one at 5640 North Main St. Thanks

  8. Tim, we are staying at the Hyatt Place in Mishawaka. Going to the Notre Dame game on September 24.
    Just want to make sure I got this right, we don’t have to make reservations we just wait at the hotel and get on first shuttle we can to Notre Dames Book Store and same procedure after the Game ? One last question, how long after the game to you run the shuttles back to the hotels ? Thanks

    • Matt Sayer

      Hi Joe and thanks for your inquiry. That is correct, you do not need to make reservations for the shuttle. You simply pay the driver and get on. The bus runs to Hyatt Place every hour up to the game. The return shuttles will be available at the bookstore at the end of the game and they depart when they fill up. The first round trip takes the longest because of traffic, but after an hour or so, the return shuttles become more regular around every 20 minutes. They will be available until 3 hours after the game ends.

  9. Looking ahead to 2017, do you know where visitor fans have the best opportunity to stay and ride your shuttle?

  10. We are staying at the Sleep Inn Caravan Drive, Elkhart, IN. What would be the best location for us to go for pick up?

  11. Linda Tawfiq

    Will you be running shuttle service for the Garth Brooks concert at Notre Dame

    • Matt Sayer

      Unfortunately no. By the time the concert date was announced, our vehicles were already rented on charters, so we do not have any vehicles available to run a shuttle that day.

  12. Jody Slater

    Will this be running for the Garth concert at Notre Dame?

    • Matt Sayer

      Unfortunately no. By the time the concert date was announced, our vehicles were already rented on charters, so we do not have any vehicles available to run a shuttle that day.

  13. Debi Zagumny

    Will the shuttles be running for the Garth Brooks concert on October 20th?

    • Matt Sayer

      Unfortunately no. Our buses were already rented by the time the concert date was announced.

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