We’ve discussed the numerous benefits of choosing South Bend International Airport (SBN) over larger airports in the region — like better pricing, parking and commuting for starters — but something we’re often asked is, Is SBN family-friendly? To which we say, of course!
Whether you’re a family of four, or trying to plan a vacation for you and your extended family, SBN offers all the accommodations you’d expect from larger airports. We’d even argue SBN is a better option for families. We’ll explain below.
SBN: Options for Every Family
At SBN, we understand the importance of families being able to get from point A to point B quickly and without hassle. We’re a local airport, which means that not only are we smaller by design, but we’re located close to our community, which means when you choose South Bend, you’re in and out faster — and you’re closer to home! This allows our families to bypass some of the unnecessary stress of navigating a large airport (parents of small children understand this can be an adventure in itself), passing through large TSA lines and then finding your gate.
Because SBN is a smaller airport, you can focus on your family and making sure each passenger, from age 3 to 103, is satisfied throughout your journey.
Thinking about taking your little ones on a trip? We have it handled. Choose SBN and you’re one connection away from anywhere in the world. We even offer 12 nonstop destinations!
If you think choosing local means your family is limited on destinations, think again. Whether you’re looking to book a vacation or plan to visit family during the holidays, we have it covered through airlines like Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United and more! No matter where you want to go (or whom you’re bringing along), we can get you there.
Less Navigation, Less Stress
We get it; watching over family while navigating the trek to your gate can be stressful. A small airport by design, our parking, terminal and TSA lines are easier to navigate, so from parking your car in our lots to taking off, you have less to worry over.
We Offer Snacks, Too
The worst feeling is arriving at the airport and realizing you didn’t pack a snack while you wait at the gate. Thankfully, SBN offers snacks and treats from South Bend Chocolate Company (free samples!), South Bend Chocolate Cafe, Bar Fly, Studebagels or even make your own popcorn at The Pop Stop.
Choose from a quick bite, or if you’re planning ahead, consider sitting down for a meal. Either way, you’re getting a taste of South Bend.
Accommodations For Every Family Member
Because we’re a family-oriented airport, we work hard to provide guidance and helpful amenities for every member of the family, even pets! We offer a Pet Relief Area (if you’re flying with your furry friend), a pre-security gift shop, an Airport Information Center and accommodations for travelers of all physical abilities. And that’s not all!
At SBN, every member of your family is accounted for.
Find out why South Bend International Airport is a family-friendly airport in South Bend, IN.
South Bend International Airport offers nonstop daily flights to 12 destinations and connections worldwide. We offer affordable parking options, great eats and better commuting to and from your destination. Want to learn more about our flights or want to crunch the numbers? Contact us at (574) 282-4590 ext. 230, or check out flysbn.wpengine.com! Fast. Smart. Affordable.