The cheapest times to fly from SBN to CLJ are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 8th to December 16th

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 CLJ is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $2354 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1050 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Cluj-Napoca

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) will usually cost between $1075 to $1763 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1071. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1918. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $847 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1439 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to CLJ flight.

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

SBN to CLJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to CLJ flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from South Bend. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cluj-Napoca, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to South Bend. 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 Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1324. Return trip prices are from the CLJ 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 CLJ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SBN to CLJ

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 CLJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (SBN > EWR > CLJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $992
  • Average savings: $448 (31.1%)

See SBN to EWR flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SBN > LGA > CLJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $997
  • Average savings: $443 (30.75%)

See SBN to LGA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SBN > JFK > CLJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1030
  • Average savings: $410 (28.46%)

See SBN to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Delta, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4969 miles or 7997 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to CLJ flight is about 9 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Cluj-Napoca?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SBN to CLJ.


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 CLJ
Destination airport name Avram Iancu Airport
City Cluj-Napoca
Country Romania
Latitude 46.8
Longitude 23.7


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