The cheapest times to fly from SBN to AUH are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 SBN to AUH is mid March. Prices can be as high as $5327 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1004 for Tuesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Abu Dhabi

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) will usually cost between $1240 to $2379 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1430. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2568. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1138 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1664 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to AUH flight.

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

SBN to AUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to AUH flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from South Bend. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Abu Dhabi, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to South Bend. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $259 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1485. Return trip prices are from the AUH to SBN 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 SBN to AUH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 60 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 SBN to AUH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from AUH
  • Usually 32.88% less expensive than AUH
  • 2-layover flights available

See SBN to DXB flights


Flight Hacking SBN to AUH

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 SBN to AUH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SBN > LGA > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1124
  • Average savings: $540 (32.43%)

See SBN to LGA flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (SBN > ORD > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1168
  • Average savings: $496 (29.82%)

See SBN to ORD flights

Hack #3: Toronto (SBN > YYZ > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1170
  • Average savings: $494 (29.67%)

See SBN to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, Alitalia, American, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7228 miles or 11632 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to AUH flight is about 13 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Abu Dhabi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SBN to AUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code AUH
Destination airport name Abu Dhabi International Airport
City Abu Dhabi
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 24.4
Longitude 54.7


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