South Bend International Airport is a private airport owned by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority.
SBN airport is located three miles northwest of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States. It covers an area of 2,200 acres (890 ha).
SBN Airport Stats & Facts
- South Bend International Airport is the state's second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic.
- On April 23, 2014, the St. Joseph County Airport Authority announced the airport was changing its name from South Bend Regional Airport to South Bend International Airport.
- For 2015-2019, The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems called it a primary commercial service facility.
- In 2020, St. Joseph County Airport Authority records show the airport had 337,140 passenger enplanements.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at the SBN airport two hours prior to departure for check-in and security screening.
- Make sure to pack the luggage according to the guidelines and do not forget to carry a photo ID. However, minors under the age of 18 are not required to provide an ID at the airport ticket counter or the security checkpoint.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the SBN Airport Map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped-off and picked from outside the terminal building.
- If you’ve to wait for the arriving passengers, you can pull into the free Cell Phone Waiting Lot. From the main terminal entrance, you can look for the signs on the left side of the roadway.
- The Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the South Bend International Airport.
- The Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best deals, book a flight at SBN.
The Airport Terminal opens daily at 4:00 a.m. and closes after the arrival of the last flight of the evening (approximately 11:30 p.m.). Seven of the nine gates (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) have jetways, while 2 gates (2A and 6A) are ground level.
For more information, refer to the South Bend Airport’s Terminal Map here.
Four Airlines are served at South Bend Airport including Allegiant Air, United Express, Delta Connection, and American Express.
There are several options for affordable parking in accessible parking lots conveniently located just minutes from the SBN terminal.
It’s approximate walking time to the terminal is 1 minute.
Up to 30 minutes - FREE
Up to 1 hour - $2
Each additional hour - $2
24-hour maximum rate - $14
It’s approximate walking time to the terminal is 2-4 minutes.
Up to 1 hour - $1
Each additional hour - $1
24-hour maximum rate - $9
Weekly maximum rate - $45
Passengers have a variety of ground transportation options after arriving at the South Bend SBN Airport. They can choose according to their requirement and convenience.
All rental car agencies have a desk in the baggage claim area of the airport. The rental car pick-up and return areas are located within walking distance of the terminal. To ensure vehicle availability, it’s recommended to make a reservation in advance of your arrival.
Available taxis wait for passengers on the main drive outside the front entrance of the terminal. All taxis servicing SBN are licensed and authorized by the City of South Bend, and approved by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority to operate on airport property.
Trains & Buses
The South Shore rail line is operated by NICTD and connects South Bend International Airport with cities throughout Northwestern Indiana, with a final destination of downtown Chicago, making SBN an easy stop to anywhere in the region.
Transpo offers city bus service to destinations throughout the South Bend area.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have an awesome stay, South Bend Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Cafes and restaurants.
- Pet relief area.
- Concession area/lounge.
- Gift shop.
- Children's play area.
- Business center.
- Free Wi-Fi.
Address: 4477 Progress Drive, South Bend, IN 46628, USA
Phone: (574) 282 4590
South Bend Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In the early days, South Bend's main airport was Cadet Field in present-day Granger.
- In 1933, Bendix Municipal Airport was opened.
- Bendix Airport was later called St. Joseph County Airport, then Michiana Regional Transportation Center.
- On January 1, 2000,The airport was renamed South Bend Regional Airport to help identify the airport, many travelers not knowing the meaning of Michiana.
- On July 1, 1979, North Central Airlines merged with Southern Airways commencing operations with Republic from South Bend.
- June 2017 brought the grand opening of SBN's International General Aviation Facility (GAF) which cleared nearly 60 international aircraft in its first partial year of operation.
- On July 16, 2019, a Boeing 747 chartered by the Liverpool Soccer Club landed at South Bend from Manchester England.