Royal Excursion is temporarily suspending Royal Zoom airport service as of 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 15 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The safety of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve has always been our priority. Royal Excursion will continue to provide updates as we determine next steps. We look forward to resuming service shortly and thank our riders for their continued understanding.

If you have already purchased a ticket on Royal Zoom, please email us at airport@royalexcursion.com for a refund or a credit to use when service resumes.

 

Royal Zoom

Introducing a new bus line connecting Chicago and Northern Indiana.  Service will include one-way and roundtrip travel between the following locations:

  • South Bend International Airport
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Michigan City, IN
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Griffith, IN
  • Chicago Midway International Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Read the full press release by clicking here.

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Royal Zoom Schedule

 

MIDWAY ZOOM SERVICE

CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT
Depart Michigan City Depart Valpo Depart Griffith Arrive MDW Depart MDW Arrive Griffith Arrive Valpo Arrive Michigan City
    4:05 AM 5:20 AM 6:40 AM 7:50 AM 8:50 AM  
  5:00 AM 6:05 AM 7:20 AM 8:40 AM 9:50 AM   10:50 AM
7:00 AM   8:05 AM 9:20 AM 10:40 AM 11:50 AM 12:50 PM  
  9:00 AM 10:05 AM 11:20 AM 12:40 PM 1:50 PM   2:50 PM
11:00 AM   12:05 PM 1:20 PM 2:40 PM 3:50 PM 4:50 PM  
  1:00 PM 2:05 PM 3:20 PM 4:40 PM 5:50 PM   6:50 PM
3:00 PM   4:05 PM 5:20 PM 6:40 PM 7:50 PM 8:50 PM  
  5:00 PM 6:05 PM 7:20 PM 8:40 PM 9:50 PM   10:50 PM
    8:05 PM 9:20 PM 10:40 PM 11:50 PM    

 

OHARE ZOOM SERVICE

CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT  
Depart Michigan City Depart Valpo Depart Griffith Arrive ORD Depart ORD International Depart ORD Bus Shuttle Center Arrive Griffith Arrive Valpo Arrive Michigan City
    4:05 AM 5:20 AM 6:10 AM 6:30 AM 7:50 AM 8:50 AM  
  5:00 AM 6:05 AM 7:20 AM 8:10 AM 8:30 AM 9:50 AM   10:50 AM
7:00 AM   8:05 AM 9:20 AM 10:10 AM 10:30 AM 11:50 AM 12:50 PM  
  9:00 AM 10:05 AM 11:20 AM 12:10 PM 12:30 PM 1:50 PM   2:50 PM
11:00 AM   12:05 PM 1:20 PM 2:10 PM 2:30 PM 3:50 PM 4:50 PM  
  1:00 PM 2:05 PM 3:20 PM 4:10 PM 4:30 PM 5:50 PM   6:50 PM
3:00 PM   4:05 PM 5:20 PM 6:10 PM 6:30 PM 7:50 PM 8:50 PM  
  5:00 PM 6:05 PM 7:20 PM 8:10 PM 8:30 PM 9:50 PM   10:50 PM
    8:05 PM 9:20 PM 10:10 PM 10:30 PM 11:50 PM    

EXPRESS BUS
Approximately 90 minutes or less from Michigan City / Approximately 2.5 hours or less from South Bend

ET ET CT CT CT CT ET ET
Depart Notre Dame Depart SBN Depart Michigan City Express Arrive MDW Depart MDW Arrive Michigan City Express Arrive SBN Arrive Notre Dame
4:40 AM 5:00 AM 5:00 AM 6:30 AM 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
8:40 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
12:40 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:20 PM
4:40 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:20 PM
ET ET CT CT CT CT CT ET ET
Depart Notre Dame Depart SBN Depart Michicagn City Express Arrive ORD Depart O'Hare Int'l Depart O'Hare Bus Shuttle Center Arrive Michigan City Express Arrive SBN Arrive Notre Dame
4:40 AM 5:00 AM 5:00 AM 6:30 AM 7:05 AM 7:20 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
8:40 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:05 AM 11:20 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
12:40 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:05 PM 3:20 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:20 PM
4:40 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:05 PM 7:20 PM 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:20 PM

 

Locations

 

South Bend Airport
Near Door B
4477 Progress Drive
South Bend, IN  46628  

Notre Dame
Just south of Hammes Bookstore
Holy Cross Drive & Notre Dame Ave
Notre Dame, IN

Michigan City
LaPorte County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
4073 S. Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 

Valpo
Lower Lot adjacent to Chicago DASH
260 Brown Street
Valparaiso, IN  46383 

Griffith
Jedi’s Garden Family Restaurant
444 W Ridge Ave.
Griffith, IN 46319
Parking allowed between White Castle & Jedi’s Garden to the east; and between Jedi’s Garden & Popeye’s to the west. 

Midway Airport
Airport Departure Pick Ups / Lower Level (through parking garage)
Use Door 6*

O’Hare Airport
Airport Departure Pick Ups / Bus Shuttle Center

 

 

Rates

 

      military, children 5-17  
O'Hare 
one-way round trip one-way round trip
Notre Dame Express  $        45.00  $        79.00  $                 29.00  $            45.00
South Bend Express  $        45.00  $        79.00  $                 29.00  $            45.00
Michigan City  $        32.00  $        59.00  $                 20.00  $            34.00
Michigan City Express  $        37.00  $        66.00  $                 25.00  $            39.00
Valparaiso  $        31.00  $        57.00  $                 19.00  $            32.00
Portage - Coming Soon!  $        31.00  $        57.00  $                 19.00  $            32.00
Griffith  $        29.00  $        50.00  $                 17.00  $            29.00
Crestwood - Coming Soon!  $        25.00  $        47.00  $                 15.00  $            27.00
Midway  $        25.00  $        47.00    

 

      military, children 5-17  
Midway
one-way round trip one-way round trip
Notre Dame  $        45.00  $        79.00  $                 29.00  $            45.00
South Bend  $        45.00  $        79.00  $                 29.00  $            45.00
Michigan City  $        32.00  $        59.00  $                 20.00  $            34.00
Michigan City Express  $        37.00  $        66.00  $                 25.00  $            39.00
Valparaiso  $        31.00  $        57.00  $                 19.00  $            32.00
Portage - Coming Soon!  $        31.00  $        57.00  $                 19.00  $            32.00
Griffith  $        29.00  $        50.00  $                 16.00  $            27.00
Crestwood - Coming Soon!  $        19.00  $        35.00  $                 14.00  $            24.00
O'Hare  $        25.00  $        47.00    

 

*Airline/Aiport Employees  
 10 pack of one-way tickets to and from:
10 pack of one-way tickets to and from:
Notre Dame  $      249.00
South Bend  $      249.00
Michigan City/Express  $      189.00
Valparaiso  $      179.00
Portage - Coming soon!  $      179.00
Highland  $      139.00
Crestwood - Coming soon!  $      109.00
  • Our driver, Dave Bell was great and I know my customers and fellow employees enjoyed his presence at the event.  Thanks once again and I hope we can work together on future events.

    Chris B.
  • I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank both you and our driver, Shawn for helping make my     step-daughter’ Prom so amazing.  Shawn was AMAZING!!!!

    Shemika J.
  • Our driver, Rick was fantastic this past weekend, so please let the bosses know how pleased we were with his work.  Thanks!

    Mike A. / Valparaiso University Soccer
  • The wine tour went great!!! Thanks for all your hard work, and Rufus is an awesome driver

    Sarah C.
  • Everything was perfect!!!  We had an amazing time!

    Laura H.
  • Our driver was one of the best we’ve had. Very punctual and friendly. The bus was new and really nice.

    Libby E./ University of Maryland Women’s Basketball
  • I just wanted to contact you to let you know that we had an awesome time and our driver was great! We loved her!

    Kristin K.
  • Frank did a wonderful job with our group. He was very safe, professional, and came to our concert to support us as well.

    Mark
  • We had a great time, and our driver Matt was awesome.  Thank you for everything!

    Sue B.
  • I just wanted to say “Thank You”.  We had a great time, and our driver, Michael was great! He was extremely polite, professional, and patient.

    Sherry B.