Cheap Flights To South Bend (SBN)

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Cheap Flights to South Bend from $94 One Way, $184 Round Trip

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Travel to South Bend, Indiana

Planning an Indiana vacation on a budget is easy when you use to find cheap flights to South Bend, hotel accommodations and more. South Bend is a city that has something for everyone to enjoy. The city is home to the Snite Museum of Art, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Potawatomi Zoo and the Studebaker National Museum. The family-friendly attractions and abundance of outdoor activities make this Midwest city a place the whole family can enjoy.

Flying into South Bend

South Bend Airport is located at 4477 Progress Drive, approximately 3 miles from downtown. Allegiant Air, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines and United Express offer daily flights to and from South Bend. Taxis line up outside the terminal doors. Cabs run on meters, so your total cost depends on the distance of travel. At $1 per ticket, the bus is the cheapest ground transportation option. If you need access to a vehicle, you can reserve a rental car using Several car-rental companies have offices in the airport, including Alamo, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz.

Exploring the City

South Bend summers are hot; average temperatures range from the high 50s to the low 80s Fahrenheit, with occasional afternoon thunderstorms. If you visit the city in the summer, you can play golf at the Blackthorn Golf Club, hike through the woods at the Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve or go kayaking down the Dowagiac River. The East Race Waterway features an artificial white-water rafting course along the St. Joseph River. The winter months in South Bend are cold, grey and snowy, with average temperatures ranging from the high 10s to the mid-30s Fahrenheit. Winter is perfect for going tubing or cross-country skiing at St. Patrick's County Park. Notre Dame is adjacent to South Bend, so if you're traveling during the fall, you can watch the Fighting Irish play football.

Plan a Trip to South Bend

With a multitude of places to explore and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, it's easy to see why people visit South Bend. When you're ready to plan your trip, visit to find cheap flights to South Bend, as well as book tickets to local attractions.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to South Bend?
For up-to-the-minute flight information to South Bend, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and whether you’ll need to quarantine after you touch down.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Before purchasing your seats, have a quick scan through your selected airline’s terms and conditions. This should help answer most questions regarding COVID-19 and flight changes or cancellations. For more details, click through to our Customer Service Portal.
Which airlines fly to South Bend?
Booking a flight to South Bend is easy — simply take your pick of 20 airlines that service South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN). When you’ve finalized your travel itinerary and packed your bags, these leading domestic carriers will welcome you on board:

  • United Airlines - 87 flights to South Bend per month
  • American Airlines - 67 flights to South Bend per month
  • Delta - 57 flights to South Bend per month

What is the best airport to fly to in South Bend?
South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) is the city’s major airport, so the only thing you’ll need to decide on will be the window seat or the aisle seat. Central South Bend is approximately 4 miles away and where many travelers begin their adventure.
How much is a flight to South Bend?
The cost for a return flight to South Bend this week fluctuated from $184 to $236. If you were flying one-way from Newark (EWR), you could have scored tickets from just $94.
How to book the cheapest flight to South Bend?
With some of the most exciting flight deals around, you can jet for less with Orbitz. The following useful tips will help you pick up cheap flights to South Bend — and leave you with more money in your pocket:

  • Depending on where you’re leaving from, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival form fields). In certain cases, alternative departure points will have more competitive fares.
  • If your plans aren’t carved in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to browse flight deals for a selection of departure dates. You may find a cheaper fare.
  • You can also select the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even pick the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • If you’ve sorted your travel dates, don’t delay booking your flight. Prices usually climb as the departure date nears.
  • Bundle your hotels, flights and car rental into an impressive package deal. Save your money for things you’re really excited about, like discovering every corner of South Bend.
  • Don’t travel during peak seasons if you can. By steering clear of summer and school vacations, you can save plenty on your airfares.

How long is a flight to South Bend?
Where you’re jetting out of and if you have a layover help determine your flight time. However, these well-known routes to South Bend will give you a clearer idea:

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) - 58 minutes
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) to South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) - 2 hours
  • Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) to South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) - 2 hours and 25 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to South Bend?
Generally speaking, January is the cheapest time to book your plane ticket. This is followed by February and August. Keep this in mind while you hunt for a cheap flight to South Bend.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to South Bend?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days of the week to book flights to South Bend. If you want unbeatable airfares, search across those days and you could score a terrific flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to South Bend?
If you’re on the hunt for cheap flights to South Bend, leave early in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the most affordable day to travel, followed by Tuesday. Saturday has the most expensive fares, so avoid flying on this day and do your bank account a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to South Bend?
Consider jetting off sometime in August if you’re sticking to a budget. Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month for cheap flights to South Bend. June is when fares are at their highest.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Orbitz makes it easy to find carriers offering fare flexibility. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights and hey presto! You’ll see options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking, no change fees and of course, an amazing low price.
What do I need for the flight to South Bend?
Flying can be a joy with a bit of pre-planning! Make your trip a smooth one with these handy tips:

  • Whether you print it out at home or use an electronic one, you’ll need your boarding pass to get on to the plane. You’ll also need some type of government-issued photo ID. If you’re flying internationally, make sure your passport is valid and you’ve looked into visa requirements.
  • Make time fly by even quicker on your short flight by packing the right gear. Think tasty snacks, a water bottle and entertainment. If you want your trip to South Bend to pass nice and peacefully, squeeze some noise-canceling headphones in your carry-on bag as well.
  • Whatever the temperature is doing outside, plane cabins can get seriously cold. Take a sweater on board to keep yourself comfortable.

How many direct flights are there to South Bend?
Carriers such as United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines operate 38 direct flights to South Bend each month. With plenty of options to pick from, booking your ideal nonstop flight will be a walk in a park.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to South Bend?
Experienced travelers know how to find first or business-class flights to South Bend without the astronomical price tag. Take their lead with these practical tips:

  • Flexibility isn’t just a yoga thing. Leave some room to move around your travel dates so you can pick up cheaper airfares when a sale pops up.
  • Budget airlines offer business-class seats at more affordable prices. Skip the full-service carriers and look into these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade your fare through your loyalty program.

How to get into South Bend from the airport?
Book a South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) car rental from SBN airport and easily make your way to downtown South Bend. Choose a vehicle from one of the popular rental branches on-site such as Enterprise, Budget or Avis. Once you’ve packed your luggage in the trunk, the city center is 4 miles to the southeast. If you’d prefer to take a taxi or public transportation into town and pick up some wheels from there instead, browse through our South Bend car rentals.
What is the best time to go to South Bend?
Tourists come from near and far to check out South Bend in . So if you love the idea of exploring this fabulous destination in the busy months, this is the time to go. As with most places in the Northern Hemisphere, summer kicks off June 20 in South Bend, with average daily temperatures between 65undefined and 75undefined.
Travel tips for South Bend

  • The center of South Bend is packed with interesting attractions. Spots like University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Stadium will keep your feet moving and your adventurous spirit happy.
  • If you’re in the mood for an easy day trip, there are more sights waiting to impress you a short drive from the center. Discover why Four Winds Casino New Buffalo and Blue Chip Casino are on the to-do lists of many South Bend adventurers.
  • Love to see the sights of Indiana’s other great cities? Arrange a car rental and head in the direction of Fort Wayne or Muncie. With your own ride, getting to those harder-to-find destinations will also be easy.

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