The cheapest times to fly from KIV to SBN are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • February 19th to April 15th (except the week of February 26th)
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • September 24th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from KIV to SBN is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1738 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $840 for Thursday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to South Bend

Flying from Kishinev (KIV) to South Bend, IN (SBN) will usually cost between $929 to $1475 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $967. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1467. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $500 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1109 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KIV to SBN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the KIV to SBN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

KIV to SBN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KIV to SBN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chisinau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SBN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into KIV. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1077. Return trip prices are from the SBN to KIV flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from KIV to SBN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from KIV to SBN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SBN
  • Usually 28.10% less expensive than SBN
  • 1-layover flights available

See KIV to ORD flights


Flight Hacking KIV to SBN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from KIV to SBN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kiev (KIV > KBP > SBN)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $196 (17.64%)

See KIV to MSQ flights

Hack #2: Minsk (KIV > MSQ > SBN)

  • Price for both tickets: $944
  • Average savings: $165 (14.84%)

See KIV to KBP flights

Hack #3: Warsaw (KIV > WAW > SBN)

  • Price for both tickets: $946
  • Average savings: $163 (14.7%)

See KIV to WAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KIV to SBN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Moldova, Austrian, Delta, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from South Bend International Airport to Chisinau International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5141 miles or 8274 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KIV to SBN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KIV to SBN flight is about 10 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Kishinev and South Bend, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from KIV to SBN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KIV
Origination airport name Chisinau International Airport
City Kishinev
Country Moldova
Latitude 46.9
Longitude 28.9

Return Airport

Destination code SBN
Destination airport name South Bend International Airport
City South Bend, IN
Country the United States
Latitude 41.7
Longitude -86.3


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