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Low Season:
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Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$413
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$277
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $277 or less.
The cheapest flight from Indianapolis to San Francisco was found 32 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 29% cheaper 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 San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Indianapolis to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 00m, covering a distance of 1940 miles.
How many flights are there between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
There are 150 (nonstop) flights between Indianapolis and San Francisco per week, averaging 22 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($182), Multiple Airlines ($204) and Virgin America ($217).
Do I need a passport to fly between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
Alaska Airlines (5 times daily), Virgin America (5 times daily), Singapore Airlines (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Indianapolis to San Francisco?
For Indianapolis to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Indianapolis, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Indianapolis
$182
only
$182
Destination
San Francisco
$182
only
$182
Wed, Jan 17
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
IND
8h 13m
Trip: 14 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

Fri, Jan 19
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Thu, Feb 1
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 8
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
IND
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The remote control for my tv screen did not work.

EWR
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew's attitude was horrible. Asking for water was a hassle for them.

LAX
LAS
Good 7.6

Crew was quick to bring drinks!

DCA
DAL
Excellent 10.0

ordering your own drinks and snacks

EWR
LAX
Good 6.3

Like: Crew and airport staff. seats above average. the ambiance. quick beverage service on the EWR/LAX flight.

We got bumped from Main-Select to rear of plane next to bathroom to balance load. were not compensated. were not "logged" as relocated. what if we had an emergency? And we struggled to get compensated for return flight. I had to pay for upgrade and told to call Customer Service for refund?

Fri, Jan 19
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Thu, Feb 1
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 14 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

Sat, Jan 20
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 11 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

Wed, Feb 21
IND
SFO
7h 05m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 9
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 2 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
IND
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The remote control for my tv screen did not work.

DCA
DAL
Excellent 10.0

ordering your own drinks and snacks

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Free movies funny & informative flight safety video cool lighting

no snacks because of short flight several minutes of ads after flight safety video

IND
SFO
Okay 4.0

We were notified that the flight had been canceled the night before, had to use another airline. They did give us $250 credit for another flight, but as usual more strings than one can pull. The replacement air line used a plane that was in very poor condition.

EWR
LAX
Good 6.6

I upgraded to an emergeny exit seat and was never told those seats do not recline. I should have been told before I spent extra money to

Doesn't matter. Sitting in an upright position for over 5 hours ruined anything good

Wed, Jan 24
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 21 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

Thu, Mar 15
IND
SFO
5h 00m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
IND
8h 24m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 13
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Mon, Jan 15
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
IND
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight was nonstop, not very common to find nonstop flights from Indy to SF. And great price. I bought way in advance but still, also uncommon. Regarding flight itself, there was good space, i could use the overhead bin. We took off soon after boarding. Great.

No complains really.

LAX
LAS
Good 7.6

Crew was quick to bring drinks!

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Crew and movies

Seats selected months ago and didn’t find out they don’t recline was when we boarded.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Free movies funny & informative flight safety video cool lighting

no snacks because of short flight several minutes of ads after flight safety video

EWR
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew's attitude was horrible. Asking for water was a hassle for them.

Fri, Jan 26
IND
SFO
16h 44m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 19 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

Mon, Jan 8
IND
SFO
5h 03m
Thu, Jan 18
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 1
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Sat, Feb 3
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
DCA
DAL
Excellent 10.0

ordering your own drinks and snacks

EWR
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew's attitude was horrible. Asking for water was a hassle for them.

LAX
LAS
Good 7.6

Crew was quick to bring drinks!

IND
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The remote control for my tv screen did not work.

IND
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight was nonstop, not very common to find nonstop flights from Indy to SF. And great price. I bought way in advance but still, also uncommon. Regarding flight itself, there was good space, i could use the overhead bin. We took off soon after boarding. Great.

No complains really.

Sat, Jan 27
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 18 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

Tue, Jan 9
IND
SFO
5h 03m
Thu, Jan 11
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Thu, Feb 8
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
FLL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Attention, Punctuality, comforts, price. The perfect airline

Nothing

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Crew and movies

Seats selected months ago and didn’t find out they don’t recline was when we boarded.

LAX
LAS
Good 7.6

Crew was quick to bring drinks!

EWR
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew's attitude was horrible. Asking for water was a hassle for them.

EWR
LAX
Good 6.3

Like: Crew and airport staff. seats above average. the ambiance. quick beverage service on the EWR/LAX flight.

We got bumped from Main-Select to rear of plane next to bathroom to balance load. were not compensated. were not "logged" as relocated. what if we had an emergency? And we struggled to get compensated for return flight. I had to pay for upgrade and told to call Customer Service for refund?

Wed, Jan 31
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 14 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

Mon, Jan 15
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Tue, Jan 16
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 15
IND
SFO
5h 05m
Mon, Feb 19
SFO
IND
4h 10m
Trip: 5 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Crew and movies

Seats selected months ago and didn’t find out they don’t recline was when we boarded.

IND
SFO
Okay 4.0

We were notified that the flight had been canceled the night before, had to use another airline. They did give us $250 credit for another flight, but as usual more strings than one can pull. The replacement air line used a plane that was in very poor condition.

LAX
LAS
Good 7.6

Crew was quick to bring drinks!

EWR
LAX
Good 6.6

I upgraded to an emergeny exit seat and was never told those seats do not recline. I should have been told before I spent extra money to

Doesn't matter. Sitting in an upright position for over 5 hours ruined anything good

DCA
DAL
Excellent 10.0

ordering your own drinks and snacks

Fri, Feb 2
IND
SFO
6h 58m
Thu, Feb 8
SFO
IND
14h 13m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

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