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The cheapest times to fly from SBN to DCA are

  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 6th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 DCA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $663 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $265 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $267 to $465 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $296. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $468. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $171 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $338 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to DCA flight.

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

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SBN to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to DCA 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 $0.4, which is a bit above average.

 

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 $141 (32%) 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 $291. Return trip prices are from the DCA to SBN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SBN to DCA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 56 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SBN to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 14.79% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to SCE flights

Destination alternative #2: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 6.51% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBN to RIC flights

Destination alternative #3: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, VA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 3.55% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to ORF flights

Destination alternative #4: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 0.89% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to BWI flights

Destination alternative #5: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 0.59% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to PHL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SBN to DCA? 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 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 527 miles or 848 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to DCA flight is about 1 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from SBN to DCA.

 

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 DCA
Destination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77

 

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