1) What form of ID is needed for minors traveling?
Minors under the age of 18 are not required to provide an ID at the airport ticket counter or the security checkpoint. Please check with your airline regarding specific rules for unaccompanied minors.
2) What is the three-letter airport code for South Bend International Airport?
The three-letter code for South Bend is SBN. This is the Airport Identifier Code, also known as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) code. You can use it when booking your ticket online.
3) How can I get from the airport to Notre Dame Stadium on game days?
Several taxi cab companies offer service from the airport directly to the campus. These taxis are located outside Door D of the terminal building. The cost varies between the cab companies. Transpo City Bus also provides a shuttle to the stadium, leaving the area by the South Shore Station (east end) at the airport. Rental cars are also available.
4) What time does the airport open?
The airport terminal opens at 4:00 a.m. The bus station is open 24 hours and is located on the west end of the terminal between Doors A and B.
5) How early should I arrive at the airport before my flight?
It is recommended that you arrive at the airport 90 minutes prior to departure for check-in and security screening.
6) How will I know if my flight will be on time?
There are monitors in the airport terminal (as well as here on our website – arrivals, departures) with flight information. However, for the most up-to-date flight information, please contact your airline directly.
7) Some additional sources for obtaining flight information are:
flightview.com – track any flight by entering the airline name and flight number, view airport delays and more
flightstats.com – track flights, airports, on-time performance records and more
flightaware.com – track flights by airline and flight number or origin and destination city
8) How many carry-on items are allowed?
Each airline has different carry-on regulations, so check with your airline for size restrictions and other rules. Most airlines require that you limit your carry-on items to one carry-on bag plus one personal item, such as a laptop computer, briefcase, purse, or camera case.
9) What time zone is South Bend in?
South Bend is on Eastern Time (Michigan and New York time) year-round.
10) What is the difference between a direct and a nonstop flight?
A nonstop flight travels from one airport to another without stopping. A direct flight makes stops along the way. Passengers traveling on direct flights make a stop at other airports but remain on the plane while some passengers leave and others arrive.
11) Where can I leave my luggage?
You must keep luggage with you at all times. To ensure the safety and security of all passengers, unattended baggage will be removed and impounded.
12) Does SBN have lockers or baggage-check locations to store my luggage at the airport?
Unfortunately, due to current security regulations, there are no lockers or baggage-check areas in South Bend International Airport. You must keep all luggage with you until it is accepted by the airline, as well as keep all carry-on pieces with you at all times. Baggage carts are located near the baggage claim and on the front drive near the Valet Parking Booth.
13) Is there a currency exchange at SBN?
Unfortunately, we do not provide a currency exchange service. However, many banks and travel agencies offer these services.
14) Is smoking allowed at SBN?
In accordance with Indiana law, South Bend International Airport is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted within 30 feet of airport terminal building entrances. Additionally, we do not allow the use of E-Cigarettes inside the airport terminal.
15) Are pets allowed inside the terminal?
Pets are not permitted inside the terminal buildings unless they are service animals or departing on a flight and in a pet carrier
16) What are the hours of operation for airport concessions and gift shops?
Gift Shop Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
South Bend Chocolate Café and Bar Fly (post-security): 4:30 a.m. – until the last flight departs
Bar Fly, Studebagels, The Pop Stop (pre-security): 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
17) Is there an ATM located at the airport?
There are two ATM units located inside the airport. The first is located across from the Airport Information window, between the gift shop and the United ticket counter. The second is post-security near the business center.
18) Is wireless internet service available in the airport?
Free wi-fi internet service is available throughout the airport provided by BOINGO. Simply launch your browser and connect to the service (SSID = Boingo Hotspot); then follow the instructions from there. If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to the wireless network, call the BOINGO support center at (888) 649-6727.
19) What identifications are required when checking in for my flight?
Passengers 18 years of age and over are required to show a valid government-issued (U.S. Federal or State) photo ID that contains a name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature. If you lose your primary ID or it has expired, TSA may accept other forms of ID to help verify your identity. Please visit the TSA website for more information.
20) Lost & Found
If you believe you have lost an item in the terminal, please visit the Airport Information Office located near baggage claim or call the office at (574) 282-4590 #0.
The Airport Information Office is staffed daily prior to the first departing flight until the last arrival.
For information regarding items left behind at a TSA Security Checkpoint in South Bend or items missing from checked baggage, call TSA at (317) 532-1900.
If you believe you have left an item on the airplane, please contact your airline.
21) How can I advertise at South Bend International Airport?
22) How do I go about having someone paged in the terminal?
Contact (574) 282-4590 #0 or you may visit the Airport Information Office, located near baggage claim.
23) How do I inquire about employment opportunities at the airport?
The airport employs more than 50 individuals in a variety of professions and specialties, including administration, building maintenance (custodial), dispatch/operations, engineering, field maintenance, marketing, public safety and technical maintenance.
For current openings at the Airport Authority, visit our employment page.
Airport Tenants Positions for airport tenants such as airlines, rental car agencies, restaurants and gift shops are handled by the individual companies. All inquiries should be directed specifically to them, and we recommend stopping into the airport and dropping off resumes to the employers of interest. For TSA security-related positions, contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
24) What makes South Bend an “international” airport?
SBN is working in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to build two distinct facilities related to international travel — a General Aviation Facility and a Federal Inspection Station.
Because current travel patterns indicate a shift toward more international travelers beginning and ending their trips from South Bend, these new facilities are an important step in preparing the airport for future international travel growth.
25) What is the Cell Phone Waiting Lot?
The Cell Phone Waiting Lot (located within the 18 Hour Lot) is where you can park at no cost while waiting on arriving passengers. From the main terminal entrance, look for the signs on the left side of the roadway. When your passenger arrives, pull up to the curb to pick them up. See airport map.