The cheapest times to fly from SBN to RSW are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to September 30th

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 RSW is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $787 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $235 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Fort Myers

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Fort Myers, FL (RSW) will usually cost between $255 to $534 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $273. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $592. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $318 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $345 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to RSW flight.

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

SBN to RSW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to RSW 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 $0.2, which is below 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 $154 (35%) 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 $292. Return trip prices are from the RSW 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 RSW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 56 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 RSW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, FL

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 17.68% less expensive than RSW
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBN to PGD flights

Destination alternative #2: St Pete Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 28.12% less expensive than RSW
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBN to PIE flights

Destination alternative #3: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 6.09% less expensive than RSW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to FLL flights

Destination alternative #4: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 3.77% less expensive than RSW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to PBI flights

Destination alternative #5: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 2.90% less expensive than RSW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBN to TPA flights

Destination alternative #6: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 0.58% less expensive than RSW
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBN to SRQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SBN to RSW? 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 Southwest Florida International Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1080 miles or 1738 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to RSW flight is about 2 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Fort Myers, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from SBN to RSW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeRSW
Destination airport nameSouthwest Florida International Airport
CityFort Myers, FL
Countrythe United States


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