The cheapest times to fly from SBN to BTR are

  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 9th to September 30th (except the week of July 16th)
  • October 29th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 11th (except the week of December 24th)

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 BTR is mid August. Prices can be as high as $899 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $278 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Baton Rouge

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Baton Rouge, LA (BTR) will usually cost between $288 to $605 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $530. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $191 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $409 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to BTR flight.

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

SBN to BTR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to BTR flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from South Bend. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $202 (38%) 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 $326. Return trip prices are from the BTR 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 BTR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 27 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 BTR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in Jackson/Vicksburg, MS

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from BTR
  • Usually 17.24% less expensive than BTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to JAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in New Orleans, LA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from BTR
  • Usually 9.17% less expensive than BTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to MSY flights

Destination alternative #3: Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport (LFT) in Lafayette, LA

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from BTR
  • Usually 7.21% less expensive than BTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to LFT flights

Destination alternative #4: Monroe Regional Airport (MLU) in Monroe, LA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from BTR
  • Usually 5.87% less expensive than BTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to MLU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 817 miles or 1315 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to BTR flight is about 2 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Baton Rouge, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from SBN to BTR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSBN
Origination airport nameSouth Bend International Airport
CitySouth Bend, IN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBTR
Destination airport nameBaton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport
CityBaton Rouge, LA
Countrythe United States


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