The cheapest times to fly from SBN to CTS are

  • March 5th to July 8th (except the week of June 25th)
  • September 10th to October 7th
  • November 19th 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 CTS is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $2394 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1197 for Monday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Sapporo

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Sapporo (CTS) will usually cost between $1222 to $1671 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $1250. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1969. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $719 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1354 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to CTS flight.

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

SBN to CTS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to CTS 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SBN. Saturdays 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 $232 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1330. Return trip prices are from the CTS 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 CTS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SBN to CTS

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 CTS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (SBN > LAS > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1211
  • Average savings: $143 (10.58%)

See SBN to LAS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SBN > LAX > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1238
  • Average savings: $116 (8.55%)

See SBN to LAX flights

Hack #3: Seoul (SBN > ICN > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1278
  • Average savings: $76 (5.6%)

See SBN to ICN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Korean Air, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5879 miles or 9461 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to CTS flight is about 11 hour 34 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SBN to CTS.


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 CTS
Destination airport name New Chitose Airport
City Sapporo
Country Japan
Latitude 42.8
Longitude 141.7


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