SOUTH SHORE LINE GROUP TRIPS ARE CURRENTLY PROHIBITED BETWEEN THE SOUTH BEND AIRPORT AND GARY METRO CENTER STATIONS DUE TO ONGOING BUSING. ALL GROUP TRIPS MUST BOARD/DETRAIN AT GARY METRO CENTER STATION OR STATIONS WEST.
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.
How Do I Submit Payment For My Group?
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
How do I get a refund for group members who do not attend on the trip date?
Unfortunately, due to already reduced fares for group trips, refunds for absent passengers are not available after the event.
Does my group have to board and depart all together?
Yes, groups may not board/depart at multiple train stations or on multiple trains.
What happens if we miss our train?
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.
Do you offer rain makeup days?
Yes, generally a 24-hour notice to the South Shore Line would be advisable if rescheduling due to weather.
Request a Group Trip
Please complete the following form to initiate your Group Trip request. * indicates a required field.