The cheapest times to fly from SBN to IND are

  • April 9th to May 13th
  • October 22nd to March 18th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and 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 IND is mid January. Prices can be as high as $618 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Indianapolis

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Indianapolis, IN (IND) will usually cost between $276 to $506 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $291. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $502. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $211 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $350 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to IND flight.

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

SBN to IND Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to IND 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 $1.58, 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 $133 (31%) 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 $298. Return trip prices are from the IND 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 IND 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 14 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 IND while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from IND
  • Usually 20.57% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to CVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from IND
  • Usually 10.57% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to LEX flights

Destination alternative #3: Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) in Evansville, IN

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from IND
  • Usually 9.14% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to EVV flights

Destination alternative #4: Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport (SDF) in Louisville, KY

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from IND
  • Usually 5.71% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to SDF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SBN to IND? 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 Indianapolis International Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 138 miles or 222 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to IND flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SBN to IND.


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 IND
Destination airport name Indianapolis International Airport
City Indianapolis, IN
Country the United States
Latitude 39.7
Longitude -86.3


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