Did you know South Bend has an international airport? South Bend International Airport (SBN) is the ONLY airport in the United States to offer air, interstate rail and bus service in one location.
The airport is serviced by three air carriers providing nonstop flights to ten major cities. Fly Allegiant with nonstop flights to/from Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda and Tampa/St. Petersburg. Delta flies multiple times daily between South Bend and Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis. United makes it easy with nonstop flights from New York/Newark and Chicago.
Fly South Bend International and choose the fast, smart and affordable way to travel. The beauty of a smaller airport is saving time on check-in and security screenings. It is recommended to arrive to SBN no more than 90 minutes prior to departure. SBN participates in the TSA Pre-Check Program.
Speed through security without having to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets, only having to wait five minutes or less! SBN is pleased to provide visitors with free Wi-Fi and multiple dining options including the South Bend Chocolate Café and Bar Fly located post-security and pre-security options including Bar Fly, Studebagels and The Pop Stop.
So you have flown into SBN and you are probably asking yourself, what’s next?
The South Bend International Airport is conveniently located 15 minutes from Downtown South Bend where one can find an array of dining options, accommodations, night-life and recreational activities.
Check out five must-do’s if you fly into South Bend for your next visit.
- The University of Notre Dame is a 20-minute commute from the airport, making South Bend International Airport the most conducive choice for Notre Dame students and fans alike. Tour the picturesque campus and experience the fandom that is Notre Dame Football. And while you are visiting, stay the night on campus too with the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in Northern Indiana, the Morris Inn, just a few steps beyond the Golden Dome.
- The East Race Waterway is the first artificial white water course in North America. Dare to raft your way through the East Race and prove you can handle this 2,000-foot-long waterway generating waves six feet or higher.
- The South Bend Chocolate Company offers factory tours showcasing the history of chocolate, the factory processes necessary for the careful construction of each individual confection and provides visitors with a sample to please their taste buds! The South Bend Chocolate Company sweets can be found in SBN as well if interested in a sample.
- Check out the Studebaker National Museum and travel through over 150 years of transportation history. The museum houses the largest collection of U.S. Presidential Carriages including the carriage that carried President Lincoln to Ford’s Theatre on the night of his assassination. The Studebaker National Museum’s design incorporates elements from Studebaker’s factory buildings. This museum aims to “keep the flame of the Studebaker tradition alive and burning for generations to come.”
- Head to Four Winds Field and root for the South Bend Cubs. The South Bend Cubs are the Class-A affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Don’t like baseball? Their homerun-worthy fan food is reason enough to slide in for a game.