The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).
San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.
A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.
The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.
The South Bend Regional Airport, which is the second busiest airport in the state of Indiana, is located about three miles from the city's downtown area. Delta Connection, Allegiant Air and United Express offer cheap flights to South Bend, and reservations on available flights can be made online using Orbitz.com.
City bus service is available from the airport terminal 24 hours a day and leaves for South Bend at 24 and 54 minutes after the hour. The fare is $1.00, and free transfers are available to allow you to continue to your destination anywhere within the city. Taxi service is provided as well, and the taxis are conveniently located outside the terminal entrance. For the 10-minute trip into the city's downtown area, the cab fare is about $15.
The weather in South Bend varies by the season. In the summer, the temperatures average in the high 70s to low 80s. In the winter, the temperatures drop into the teens. The area experiences high levels of precipitation, with 37 inches of rain and 67 inches of snow on average each year. Winter clothing should be extremely heavy, covering as much exposed skin as possible, while light clothing in the summer can help combat the high humidity.
There are plenty of things to do in South Bend. Art lovers can visit the South Bend Museum of Art, which features works by regional artists, while those who appreciate classical music can enjoy a performance by the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Anyone interested in sports can watch games played by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame, which is located just north of the city. All that's needed is an air ticket, easily purchased by searching for cheap flights to South Bend on Orbitz.com.
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