The cheapest times to fly from SBN to MDW are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • July 30th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 MDW is late October. Prices can be as high as $592 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $314 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $324 to $506 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $334. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $474. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $139 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $360 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to MDW flight.

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

SBN to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to MDW 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 $3.03, 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 $73 (18%) 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 $341. Return trip prices are from the MDW 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 MDW 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 7 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 MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 11.67% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to MSN flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 10.56% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 3.89% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBN to ORD flights

Destination alternative #4: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 0.56% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to PIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 74 miles or 119 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to MDW flight is about 1 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from SBN to MDW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSBN
Origination airport nameSouth Bend International Airport
CitySouth Bend, IN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMDW
Destination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States


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