The cheapest times to fly from SBN to GRR are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • July 30th to November 11th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 3rd to March 18th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and March 5th)

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 GRR is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $662 for Sunday flights during early July, or as low as $244 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $254 to $441 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $251. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $322 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to GRR flight.

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

SBN to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to GRR 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 $2.21, which is 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 $108 (25%) 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 GRR 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 GRR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 9 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 GRR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 39.75% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBN to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 5.43% less expensive than GRR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to MBS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 91 miles or 146 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to GRR flight is about 1 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Grand Rapids, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SBN to GRR.


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 GRR
Destination airport name Gerald R. Ford International Airport
City Grand Rapids, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -85.5


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