Find answers to your questions about security procedures, flying with children, travel guidelines and much more.
1) What form of ID is needed for minors traveling?
Minor children (younger than 18 years of age) are not required to provide an ID at the airport ticket counter or the security checkpoint.
Please consult your airline regarding specific rules for unaccompanied minors.
2) What is the three-letter airport code for South Bend Airport?
The three-letter code for South Bend is SBN. This is the Airport Identifier Code.
3) How can I get from the airport to Notre Dame Stadium on game days?
There are cab companies servicing the airport which go directly to the campus. They are located outside Door D in the terminal building. The cost varies between the cab companies. Transpo City Bus 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 4:15 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) Will my flight be on time or cancelled?
Please contact your airline directly for flight information. Listed below is a link to websites and telephone numbers for airlines which operate from the South Bend Airport.
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8) How many carry-on items are allowed?
Please limit your carry-on items to one carry-on bag plus one personal item, such as a laptop computer, briefcase, purse, or camera case. Check with your airline for size restrictions and other rules.
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 non-stop flight?
A non-stop 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. Unattended baggage will be removed and impounded.
12) Are there lockers or baggage-check locations to store my luggage at the airport?
No. Due to current security regulations, there are no lockers or baggage-check areas in the South Bend 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. Smartcarts are located on the west end of the terminal, located near the baggage-claim area.
13) Is there a currency exchange at SBN?
South Bend Airport does not provide currency exchange. We suggest you visit a bank or travel agency.
14) Is smoking allowed at SBN?
In accordance with Indiana law, South Bend Airport is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted within 30 feet of the passenger terminal 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 cage.
16) What are the hours of operation for airport concessions and gift shops?
Gift Shop Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Flight Deck Deli: 4:30 a.m. – until the last flight departs
Deli / Lounge: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or until the last flight departs
17) Is there an ATM located at the airport?
An ATM machine is located inside the terminal between Doors F and G.
18) Is free wireless internet service available in the airport?
Free WiFi internet service is available throughout the airport for the first 45 minutes. To connect to the service provided by BOINGO Networks, simply initiate 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 Technical Suppor tat 1-800-880-4117. A fee-based service is also provided by BOINGO should you desire that option. Log-on as instructed above and follow the instructions.
19) What identifications are required when checking in for my flight?
Passengers 18 years of age and over are required to show a valid U.S. Federal or State-issued 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.
20) Lost & Found
If you believe you lost an item in the South Bend Airport terminal, please contact the Airport Authority located on the east end of the terminal. Phone: 574-282-4590 #0. Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
At the Checkpoint
For information regarding items left behind at a TSA Security Checkpoint in South Bend or items missing from checked baggage, call TSA at 574-520-2006.
On the Plane
Passengers leaving items on airplanes should contact the airline directly.
21) How can I advertise at South Bend Airport?
Advertising at South Bend Airport is handled through Clear Channel Airport Advertising: 800-628-6800.
22) How do I go about having someone paged in the terminal?
Contact 574-282-4590 #0 or you may visit the Airport Authority located on the east end of the terminal.
23) How do I inquire about employment opportunities at the airport?
The airport employs over 90 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, log on to: www.flysbn.com/employment.php.
Positions for airport tenants such as airlines, car rentals, restaurants and gift shops are handled by the individual companies. All inquiries should be directed specifically to them. For TSA security-related positions, contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
24) What is the Cell Phone Waiting Lot?
The Cell Phone Waiting Lot provides individuals with free parking while waiting on arriving passengers. Located on the driver's left side upon entering the airport via the main terminal entrance, drivers can connect with arriving passengers through their cell phone. Once their party arrives, they can meet them at the curb for active loading. See airport