Travel Info

AIRPORTS

South Bend, Indiana (SBN)  Distance to RedBud = 16.4 miles/26.4 km.
South Bend is on Eastern time, same as RedBud.

Chicago, Illinois O’Hare (ORD)  Distance to RedBud = 116 miles/187 km.
Chicago Midway (MDW)  Distance to RedBud = 100 miles/160 km.
Lots of flight options here, but keep a few things in mind:
1. Friday afternoon/evening traffic from Chicago to Michigan is bad, especially on a holiday weekend.  Try to arrive early in the day, or consider another airport.
2. Likewise, Sunday afternoon/evening traffic from Michigan to Chicago is heavy.
3. Chicago is on Central time and Michigan is on Eastern.  It doesn’t matter what time of year, we’re an hour ahead of Chicago.

Detroit, Michigan (DTW)  Distance to RedBud = 188 miles/303 km.
If you’re flying in on a Friday afternoon and the connection to South Bend is too pricy, it’s worth your time to check fares in Detroit.

HOTELS

South Bend/Mishawaka area hotels offering a RedBud rate, all on one link!

National MX Hotels

MXoN HOTELS

MAP LINKS

Gate C – Red Bud Trail
Spectator and Camping entrance Wednesday – Sunday.

Gate D – Main Street
Saturday Spectator Entrance (no camping access)

DIRECTIONS FROM SURROUNDING AREAS

 

 For Pro National Weekend, follow signs to appropriate entrance…
 From Detroit and most of MI:
I-94 west to exit 30 (Benton Harbor). Turn left off exit ramp and go about 1.5 miles to US31 south. Take US31 south to exit 13; turn right off ramp. Go to the stop sign at Redbud Trail; turn left. Track is about 2-3 miles on the right side. 
 From Indianapolis and South:
US 31 north ALMOST to South Bend. Take the US 31 bypass north just before getting into South Bend. Go to exit 3 in Michigan. Turn left and go to the first stoplight. Turn right on Redbud Trail. Track is about 5 miles out on left.
 From Ohio and East:
Toll road (80) to exit 72 in Indiana (South Bend West exit). Go north on US 31 to exit 3 (in Michigan). Turn left and go to the first stoplight. Turn right on Redbud Trail. Track is about 5 miles out on left.
 From Chicago and West:
I-94 east thru Indiana. Take exit 4A in Michigan (US 12 East). Go about 18 miles to a stoplight. Turn left on Redbud Trail. Track is about 5 miles out on left side.

HOTELS

Check the links at the top of the page for National and MXoN Hotel Rates.  

If you’re searching area hotels outside of those links, here are some areas closest to the track.  Note that Buchanan, Michigan borders South Bend, Indiana.  Most hotels south of the track are in South Bend.  It’s a different state, but it’s “next door”.

INDIANA:

Many hotels have easy access from the 80/90 toll road.
Exit 77 is the Notre Dame University area (Roseland or South Bend, Indiana), 16-20 miles from the track.
Exit 83 is the Mishawaka, Indiana area near University Park Mall, 18-23 miles from the track.

MICHIGAN:

Niles, Michigan is just east of Buchanan and is closest town to the track.  Check out the Hampton Inn in Niles.

Many hotels north of the track have easy access from I-94.
Exit 23 is the Stevensville, Michigan area.  Exit 29 is the Benton Harbor, Michigan area (16-20 miles from the track).