South Bend Regional (SBN) Airport
South Bend Regional SBN Airport Overview
NOTE: In April 2014 it was announced that the Airport will change from a regional to an International Airport. Accordingly, work to build two new facilities (a Federal Inspection Station & a general aviation facility) is to start 'within a few months'.
SBN Airport is only a few miles south of South Bend, in the very northern part of Indiana, close to the state border of Michigan (within a 35-mile drive west to Lake Michigan). It has easy access to Interstate Hwys 80/90 and to State Hwy 20/31. With its own South Shore Train Platform station (outside of the Terminal's door H - with an inside train waiting area and adjacent train ticket office), it can also be reached directly via the South Shore railroad/ NICTD.
With nearly 0.6 passengers annually, South Bend Regional Airport is served by a number of major airlines offering direct flights to major U.S. hubs, with connections worldwide.
NOTE: 1. The Airport operates year-round on Eastern Time.
2. It is recommended that you arrive at the Airport no later than 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.
3. For inquiries go to the Airport Authority window next to the South Shore waiting area & Allegiant Air ticket counter - open 6am-10pm.
The passenger terminal at South Bend Regional Airport can be recognized by its arching translucent panel roof providing bright daylight, and by its large windows. It is open 4am to last flight of the day (about 11:30pm). The Information Center next to South Shore waiting area & Allegiant ticket couner is staffed daily, 6am-10pm. The bus station is open 24/7, accessilbe through doors A & B. The Terminal offers the following services and amenities, listed here from its left end to its right end:
Doors A & B lead to Custodial Office, (Freight Agent & Bus Ticket office have separate entry next to Door A with adjacent bus terminal).
Between doors B & C is the first-aid station, Police, Coach USA counter, Snack shop, lounge and Bendix room.
Between doors D & E are rental car counters, new Information Center; Visitor's Center & ATM machine, as well as the baggage claim, a gift shop, leading to the Concourse with security check and gates.
Between doors E & F are meditation room, business center, ticket counters for United Express, and Delta, & Aviation museum.
Between doors F & G is Valet parking (outside), the Studebaker Room, Train Ticket Office, South Shore train waiting area, Allegiant ticket counter and Airport office.
Door H exits to the South Shore Train platform.
Near the United Express counter is a corridor to the security checkpoint and to Concourse A with gates 1 to 9. This area has an ATM machine, a playport for kids, & Flight Deck Deli.
Current airlines serving the terminal: Allegiant 702-505-8888, Delta Connection 800-221-1212, & United Express 800-241-6522.
Present and future Airport developments: The recently granted 6.1M by the FAA goes towards reducing emissions by installing a geothermal heating/cooling system (work is already in progress), and for design modifications necessary to construct the Federal Inspection Station & General Aviation facility (work is to start early 2015.