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Indianapolis to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 17m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Indianapolis
Flight Price $180
Distance 1,810 miles
Airlines Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
August
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$287
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$225
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles

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Average price per month
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $225 or less.
The cheapest flight from Indianapolis to Los Angeles was found 32 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 25% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Indianapolis to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Indianapolis to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 26m, covering a distance of 1810 miles.
How many flights are there between Indianapolis and Los Angeles?
There are 160 (nonstop) flights between Indianapolis and Los Angeles per week, averaging 24 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($180), Spirit Airlines ($192) and Delta ($242).
Do I need a passport to fly between Indianapolis and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Indianapolis and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (3 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), Malaysia Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Indianapolis to Los Angeles?
For Indianapolis to Los Angeles, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Indianapolis, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Indianapolis to Los Angeles?
When flying out of Indianapolis you will be using Indianapolis, often referred to as Indianapolis Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Indianapolis
$180
only
$180
Destination
Los Angeles
$180
only
$180
Sat, May 4
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 31m
Mon, May 6
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 03m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,403 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
CLE
PHX
Good 6.0

Cons: Getting off the plane ( We were stuck on the plane for at least 1 hour and twenty min. )

STL
DEN
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew was very nice and welcoming.

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and tight, and you can’t even get a soda without paying $3. No in flight entertainment which didn’t matter much to me but other people I’m sure would have liked something for a 2 + hour flight.

PHL
CHS
Good 6.5

Pros: Very fast flight. Got to destination early.

Cons: One flight attendant was pretty rude. Her poor attitude was noticed by multiple passengers.

GRR
MCO
Excellent 9.0

Cons: All was good. Nice easy trip!

SMF
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: No WiFi, no reclining seats, way too hot, just an all around poor flight. This was our first experience with Frontier. Probably a great option for college students.

Tue, Apr 30
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 29m
Mon, May 6
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 03m
Trip: 7 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,547 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHX
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Luggage never came

SJU
BWI
Okay 4.8

Pros: We paid more for extra space and the seats were big. Nice. But the back was so upright and you couldn’t adjust it back. Super uncomfortable.

Cons: The crew is rather blah. It’s clearly a j-o-b.

MCO
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was great.

Cons: The seats are so cramped and uncomfortable

STT
FLL
Okay 4.0

Cons: Bathroom was absolutely disgusting. It looked and smelled like it had not been cleaned in a very long time.

MCO
BDL
Okay 4.5

Cons: This airline looked cheaper than the others at first but then hit you with a lot of fees for like carry-on baggage which is usually free. The seats are super uncomfortable sort of a kin to bolted down lawn chairs. No entertainment and no free food.

Tue, Jun 4
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 30m
Tue, Jun 11
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 03m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DTW
PVR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: It was perfect.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Jeff was our flight attendant in first class. He is an excellent flight attendant. He has an amazing attitude and his manner made us feel as if we had been friends with him for years.

Cons: Passengers who pay retail for first class on domestic flights should get access to the Delta lounges even without the AE card. Other airlines do this, and we have come to expect it.

JFK
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was on time at departure and 30 minutes on arrival.

Cons: Since I got a good deal on the ticket, my boarding zone was “Basic”. That kind of sucked, but I still could fit bag in the airplane so it all worked out

IND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Pros: The cabin and the entertainment itself was great. Thank you for providing a nice, comfortable plane to fly on...

Cons: I'm leaving a poor review due to unfriendly staff... The flight attendant was rude and when asked a question responded with an unwelcoming attitude.

MSN
DTW
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The service on plane was great and so was the opportunity to check luggage, although I was happy I didn't have to.

Cons: Boarding from DTW to LAX, we had to stand for a long time on the jetway and it was really cold. It was the holding place after they checked my ticket. Otherwise, it was a great experience flying Delta.

Wed, Aug 7
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 35m
Wed, Aug 14
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 24m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
BWI
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: When I made the reservation the code indicated that we would be able to purchase food on the flight. When I asked, the flight attendant said, nope, only choice is a pack of two cookies. We were starving on the 3.5 hour flight.

PHL
LAS
Mediocre 2.4

Pros: Not much. The pilot did try to keep us updated on our 5 hour delay The airline had conflicting rules on getting off the plane while waiting at the gate the pilot said yes, the attendants said no

Cons: At least offer water while trapped on a plane

PHX
ONT
Excellent 9.5

Cons: No concerns What I expected for a quick flight

BWI
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very helpful crew.

Cons: Too often the video screen I’m given doesn’t charge up and it has to be replaced mid flight. This happened again during this flight when 2 screens didn’t charge and had to be replaced before the movie ended. The crew was helpful, but this problem is annoying.

IND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked the smooth ride, and engaging captain. We didn't hit much turbulence, even if it is uncontrollable. Takeoff and landing was smooth and put my worries about flying to rest.

Wed, Mar 27
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 35m
Wed, Apr 3
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 00m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, May 13
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
22h 55m
Wed, May 15
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 03m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,547 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHL
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: The crew was extremely rude and aggressive. Even a snack you had to pay for.

TPA
CLE
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was super nice! The plane was on time and the flight was uneventful -- a good thing when it comes to flying!

Cons: It was really all good!

FLL
BOS
Good 6.0

Pros: Yes nice

Cons: More flexible

FLL
DEN
Good 7.0

Cons: Better gate position at Denver airport. At midnight it was a long walk and the people movers were broken which made the walk even longer.

ORD
DEN
Poor 0.0

Cons: We were unable to catch this flight due to flight delay in Panama City. We are STILL at the airport in Fort Lauderdale waiting to get home.

Sat, Apr 27
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 40m
Sun, May 5
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
4h 05m
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
IND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The staff

Cons: The snack selection and lack of entertainment

ATL
DFW
Okay 4.8

Pros: The flight crew were very good.

Cons: We arrived late in Dallas, due to weather. Our flight to LA had already locked the door, the lady working the desk when we got there, said we had missed the flight and walked off. Two more ladies came to the counter, but would not help us, finally a fourth lady came and helped us.

MIA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: Plane was changed, lost all upgrades and assigned a random seat. One of the flight attendant had poor customer skills, was just rude overall.

DCA
JFK
Okay 5.3

Pros: It was 3 hours delayed

Cons: Fly in time

MIA
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment available excellent

Cons: Seating space seems to narrow

Tue, Jun 4
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 30m
Thu, Jun 13
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
4h 01m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
CDG
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Excellent cabin crew!

Cons: Boarding on time and announcing changes to the bowrding schedule instead of leaving customers guessing.

CUN
MKE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was good. It was great to be able to watch a movie, TV, or play a game to pass the time.

Cons: More let room when someone puts back their seat.

BTV
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Cons: The gate was changed but it was not updated to the app. Many of us were waiting in the wrong gate until 10 mins before departure.

BIL
MSP
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was helpful and seemed genuinely nice. The seats felt a little narrow

BOS
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The seat get’s bit hard after 14 hours.

Cons: The food was ok but not great

Thu, Jul 4
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 26m
Tue, Jul 9
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
4h 01m
Trip: 6 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CRW
CLT
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I liked that we arrived on time. Besides that. Not much.

Cons: Having to us use our cell phones to watch a few channels was terrible. No movie. No help. You were just left on your own. Total of waste of time. Give us a monitor. Give us options. You are American Airlines, not Allegiant Air

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: We had a good trip

PIT
PHX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Flight delayed 2hrs - but no fault of the airline.

PVR
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: There were very helpful when we really needed help.

Cons: The overall experience. I was so disappointed from when we got delayed to asking for accomodation for my family. I will not use this airline unless I absolutely need too.

CLT
SYR
Good 7.5

Cons: Very cold temperature in the cabin both flights, could have been warmer. Wore hooded packable jacket and gloves and was still cold

Tue, Jul 9
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 30m
Tue, Jul 16
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
4h 09m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
RDU
ATL
Good 6.0

Pros: The seats were awful .how many can squeeze in. .horrible

Cons: Room to breathe, move a little

BRU
JFK
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Healthier snacks instead of just candy and cookies... an apple for example would be great.

CDG
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Excellent cabin crew!

Cons: Boarding on time and announcing changes to the bowrding schedule instead of leaving customers guessing.

ATL
SCL
Okay 4.0

Cons: The seats were incredibly hard and uncomfortable.

JFK
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was on time at departure and 30 minutes on arrival.

Cons: Since I got a good deal on the ticket, my boarding zone was “Basic”. That kind of sucked, but I still could fit bag in the airplane so it all worked out

Thu, Mar 21
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
7h 24m
Wed, Mar 27
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
7h 19m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,467 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Cons: If they had veggie options or any options for food when they arrived to my seat

GEG
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was amazing!

EWR
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The plane was not full so I had room to spread out even in economy

Cons: Instead of breakfast being served upon arrival (at 8:30PM), a lite lunch might have been better. The meals seemed out of sync with the times.

SFO
SAN
Good 7.2

Cons: On time departure and arrival

SFO
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nice and courteous crew

Cons: Better on increased International viewing options.

Thu, Jul 25
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 30m
Mon, Jul 29
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
6h 53m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BIL
MSP
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was helpful and seemed genuinely nice. The seats felt a little narrow

BDL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked the wide variety of movies and snacks available.

Cons: The kid behind me wouldn't stop kicking my seat.

BOS
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The seat get’s bit hard after 14 hours.

Cons: The food was ok but not great

LAX
AMS
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew did their job. Some attendants were very kind, helpful.

Cons: Food could be better. Old aircraft, old style seats. Other airlines have improved this very, very much. Delta is lagging behind.

BTV
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Cons: The gate was changed but it was not updated to the app. Many of us were waiting in the wrong gate until 10 mins before departure.

Wed, Mar 27
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 35m
Wed, Apr 3
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
9h 00m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 8
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
28h 22m
Sat, Jun 15
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
20h 20m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,547 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
KIN
FLL
Okay 4.5

Cons: Flight delayed 4h. No real communication about reason for delay.

MCO
BOG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight was ontime

Cons: Inflight enterteaintment

EWR
MSY
Good 6.0

Cons: They have their own random process of checking in, boarding etc. If you try to interact with a person in any way they charge you for it. That's not how it works for other airlines, and their communications isn't particularly clear about this so charges are surprising

DEN
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I had to change my flight and you charged me close to 500.00 from Denver to Fort Lauderdale! Rip off!!!!!

Cons: I had to change my flight and you charged me close to 500.00 from Denver to Fort Lauderdale! Rip off!!!!!

LAS
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was one of the best I have had on spirit.

Cons: nothing really, the few small things are ones that can’t change.

Fri, Jun 14
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 30m
Sun, Jun 30
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
4h 01m
Trip: 17 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SLC
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Nice new seats

Cons: Was too warm inside the plane. Boarding address was mobbed and not very well managed

SEA
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a nice flight. No troubles

Cons: Nothing

YEG
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: WiFi and Entertainment

ORD
SEA
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Jeff was our flight attendant in first class. He is an excellent flight attendant. He has an amazing attitude and his manner made us feel as if we had been friends with him for years.

Cons: Passengers who pay retail for first class on domestic flights should get access to the Delta lounges even without the AE card. Other airlines do this, and we have come to expect it.

IND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: the in flight service and free movies

Sun, Sep 15
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
21h 19m
Thu, Sep 19
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
5h 38m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,547 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
ORD
DEN
Poor 0.0

Cons: We were unable to catch this flight due to flight delay in Panama City. We are STILL at the airport in Fort Lauderdale waiting to get home.

LAX
MSP
Good 7.5

Pros: This was our first trip flying on Spirit Airlines. I was surprised at how simple it was to check in, once I figured out their site is built for mobile used more than computer use, and how good the flight was. We had good non-stop flights and the crew was great!

IAH
BWI
Good 6.0

Pros: Very tight seating

LAS
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was one of the best I have had on spirit.

Cons: nothing really, the few small things are ones that can’t change.

TPA
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was indeed amazing. Seats were fine!

Cons: Mix up with carryon cost. Couldn't lock in less expensive rate for carryon online! Costed $55 each way for doing it at airport. Extremely upsetting being forced to pay extra cost!

Sun, Jul 14
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 35m
Sat, Jul 20
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
6h 53m
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: We had a good trip

LAX
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Crew serving food passed me by by, seemed rushed and missed my row.

BOS
PHX
Good 6.8

Cons: PHX airport baggage claim was a mess. I had to wait 40 min to pick up the luggages.

IND
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Senior flight attendant and pilots were friendly and competent as were the checkin personnel. We also appreciated the fact that the flight was on schedule. Lastly, we were pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness and comfort of coach.

Cons: No major complaints.

DFW
SHV
Good 6.5

Cons: The flight was delayed twice and ended up arriving hours after schedule. I get sometimes this happens. I was frustrated bc we were boarded and seated, ready to taxi with no pilot! It took another 30 minutes to get one! I realize when flights are late there are ripple effects but this was excessive.

Tue, Apr 2
IND
Indianapolis
LAX
Los Angeles
28h 06m
Fri, Apr 5
LAX
Los Angeles
IND
Indianapolis
20h 30m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,547 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MSY
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: The lady crew members were well dressed, helpful and very nice.

LAS
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was one of the best I have had on spirit.

Cons: nothing really, the few small things are ones that can’t change.

ORD
FLL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I wasn’t expecting much from a “discount” airline but was pleasantly surprised by the crew and over all experience

Cons: Roomier Seats

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Had they not overbooked their first flight. Had they not bumped me off of my flight due to me not choosing a seat (an extra charge, mind you). Had they not overbooked the next flight out, which was 8 hours later. Had they not had a delay on the tarmat before takeoff. Terrible experience!

EWR
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, was horrible

Cons: Better service

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