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Indianapolis to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 40m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Indianapolis
Flight Price $238
Distance 1,939 miles
Airlines Frontier, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$370
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$327
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco

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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 $327 or less.
The cheapest flight from Indianapolis to San Francisco was found 88 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% 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 4h 58m, covering a distance of 1939 miles.
How many flights are there between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
There are 41 (nonstop) flights between Indianapolis and San Francisco per week, averaging 5 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 ($238), Alaska Airlines ($292) and United Airlines ($333).
Do I need a passport to fly between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
United Airlines (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (2 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, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco 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 San Francisco?
When flying out of Indianapolis you will be using Indianapolis, often referred to as Indianapolis Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
Indianapolis
$238
only
$238
Destination
San Francisco
$238
only
$238
Mon, Jan 14
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
13h 26m
Thu, Jan 17
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 41m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,475 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
ONT
MCO
Okay 5.0

Pros: The staff was nice

Cons: The check-in process. The upcharges on everything. Barebones flight.

IAH
DEN
Okay 4.6

Pros: The flight was cheap!

Cons: The flight was cheap... Meaning you even have to pay for a drink. They didn't even offer water and in the winter it is incredibly dry. I also almost paid 50 dollars for a carry-on that I was entitled to. Luckily I called to confirm that I've personal item is included.

DEN
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As our pilot said: today we defying the laws of gravity Frontier continues to deliver quality at exceptional value. Well prepared crew, on time departure and early arrival. What else can you ask for?! The flight included a short recognition of all service members, veterans, police and firefighters on board - one more reason to fly Frontier

DEN
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Fast

DEN
AUS
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Delayed over an hour again.

Cons: Flight was delayed again!

Sat, Mar 2
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
8h 24m
Tue, Mar 5
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 00m
Trip: 4 days
9.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SMF
BOI
Good 6.3

Pros: Seats weren’t as cramped as on newer planes.

Cons: Sales pitch for credit card tied to airline.

SEA
FAT
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The friendly crew, particularly the female attendant on the flight. Went out of her way to be helpful!

Cons: My friend traveling with me had her luggage sent to Phoenix, instead of Fresno,but to your companies credit you delivered it to her home the next day!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast flight

Cons: Too warm. Screen wouldn’t shut off so we could sleep

IND
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice comfy seats, leg room

Cons: Narrow aisles

IND
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything works well and we were pleased with legroom

Thu, Apr 11
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
4h 58m
Wed, Apr 24
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 18m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IND
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The tickets we purchased should have taken us from Indianapolis to San Diego with a 2 hour-ish layover in San Francisco. Instead, we got changed to Indianapolis to San Diego with a 15 minute layover in Chicago. Our plane landed in Chicago 20 minutes early, but then we sat out on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate despite being able to see 3 or 4 open gates from our window. We didn't get to deplane until after our connecting flight was already boarding and both my fiance and I had to use the restroom really bad. Needless to say we had to literally run to catch our connecting flight.

CDG
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time good leg room

IAD
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Even though we boarded late, things moved along and we got out just a few minutes late.

Cons: We boarded late because they told us they were cleaning the plane from the previous flight, but when we finally got on, the floor under my seat was still dirty, so I don’t know what they were doing....

IND
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Movies on personal device

Cons: Surrounded by noisy babies

PIT
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarded a little early and everything was moved along smoothly and efficiently. Quick and painless. Very smooth landing.

Sun, May 12
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
6h 40m
Sat, May 18
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
9h 08m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 35,899 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PBI
PHL
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Free movie. Informative announcements - friendlier than usual. They told us we were going to take off an hour late due to bad weather in Philly, but it turned out to be only 1/2 hour, and we arrived only 15 minutes late than scheduled. Not so bad.

Cons: The seat seemed a little lumpy or uneven. I usually don't purchase meals, but thought I would this time. However, meals weren't available.

MIA
JFK
Okay 4.3

Cons: Inconsistent baggage rules across employees in different parts of the company.

DCA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Inflight movie, friendly crew

SEA
CLT
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Having a disability is difficult enough but this team went above and beyond.

Cons: Reaching Charlotte terminal I was extremely disappointed. The gate attendant seamed to only want to make excuses as to why there was no wheelchair available. (Short staffed) she didn’t offer me a seat or apologize for no availability. Costumer service should be number one when you work with people everyday.

MIA
ATL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Boarding experience was excellent as we used a wheelchair.

Cons: Nothing

Fri, Mar 22
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
7h 51m
Sat, Mar 30
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 45m
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,999 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
DTW
SDF
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Friendly and Professional Crew

Cons: Snacks were a bit boring & no tv’s onboard.

MSP
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked that me and my boyfriend actually got to sit together.

MSP
BDL
Good 6.3

Pros: The flight was only half full so boarding was very quick.

Cons: The seats were hard and there was no entertainment system.

MSP
DEN
Okay 5.0

Pros: Inflight experience was fine. TVs didn’t work but Flight attendants are friendly on Delta, cramped seating - but not unlike other airlines.

Cons: Regular fare seat assignment not available prior to gate . Airport concourse F - poor - limited services. Customer Service seemed uninterested and unable to provide service both on phone and at gate. I’m a frequent United flyer & today’s Delta service experience made me more loyal to UA.

SEA
ICN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great staff and they worked hard to make the flight comfortable.

Cons: The seats are small and the plane feels like a Sardine can.

Fri, Jan 11
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
13h 26m
Fri, Jan 18
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
15h 27m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,475 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Good 7.0

Pros: when at O'Hare, it was not a very long taxi to get to the gate

Cons: flight was delayed an hour; I felt very cramped in that small space for my seat

BUF
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: They informed us about 5 hours in advance there was a delay.

Cons: The flight was very late. They gave me a voucher for $50 as a consolation, but it is only on purchasing a new ticket within 90 days, not very helpful. Since they nickel and dime you for seat selection, checked bags etc, it would be nice to at least use the voucher for seat selection on my return trip.

RDU
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I didn’t like the way the charge for baggage and also u have to by to by drinks and chips

DEN
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As our pilot said: today we defying the laws of gravity Frontier continues to deliver quality at exceptional value. Well prepared crew, on time departure and early arrival. What else can you ask for?! The flight included a short recognition of all service members, veterans, police and firefighters on board - one more reason to fly Frontier

SJC
DEN
Good 7.5

Pros: it was a good price

Fri, Feb 1
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
23h 30m
Fri, Feb 8
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
15h 27m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,475 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DEN
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As our pilot said: today we defying the laws of gravity Frontier continues to deliver quality at exceptional value. Well prepared crew, on time departure and early arrival. What else can you ask for?! The flight included a short recognition of all service members, veterans, police and firefighters on board - one more reason to fly Frontier

SJC
DEN
Good 7.5

Pros: it was a good price

MCO
HSV
Good 6.6

Pros: Easy options to choose. Price was so low so one can afford to add extras. No frill.

Cons: Seats do notvtecline at all.

IAH
DEN
Okay 4.6

Pros: The flight was cheap!

Cons: The flight was cheap... Meaning you even have to pay for a drink. They didn't even offer water and in the winter it is incredibly dry. I also almost paid 50 dollars for a carry-on that I was entitled to. Luckily I called to confirm that I've personal item is included.

RDU
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I didn’t like the way the charge for baggage and also u have to by to by drinks and chips

Sat, Mar 2
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
8h 24m
Tue, Mar 5
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 00m
Trip: 4 days
9.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
DAL
SJC
Good 6.3

Pros: Short flight, generous complimentary drink portions.

Cons: Another passenger was in my assigned seat. When I called him on it, he acted all confused, but made no effort to move. I had to put my bag in a further bin because there was no room in the one next to my seat and when I returned to my seat, the man was still there. I told an attendant, but the man only gave me the number of HIS seat and told me it was the same. I told him it was NOT the same. I assumed he wanted to sit next to a friend, so I just let it go and the flight attendant just kind of drifted away. I also didn't want to be the one getting tackled by an Air Marshall for causing a fuss. Turns out, that man didn't even know the person he was sitting next to. I suspect he just wanted to get out of the plane sooner. Either way, this shouldn't be allowed to happen - what's the point of choosing your seats if someone else can just take it from you?

IND
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Pilot was amazing- very smooth takeoff and landing. Food and drink service was prompt. We landed early.

Cons: Limited movie selection, seatbelts were too tight

SEA
FAT
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The friendly crew, particularly the female attendant on the flight. Went out of her way to be helpful!

Cons: My friend traveling with me had her luggage sent to Phoenix, instead of Fresno,but to your companies credit you delivered it to her home the next day!

PDX
STS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went smoothly. Flight didn’t include food or entertainment.

SEA
BIL
Good 6.3

Pros: Cramped flight. Wait to taxi for takeoff. Same as last Alaska flight

Cons: Only cookie snack choice. No entertainment

Thu, Feb 14
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
5h 12m
Sun, Feb 17
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 14m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IND
SFO
Okay 4.8

Pros: The team did their best to get everyone boarded quickly and make up time for the delayed flight. Even the captain was doing what he could within safety limits.

Cons: The TV would not change channels or turn off. It was very distracting on my night time flight. And maybe it's just when you're trying to sleep, but there just seemed to be less personal space than I remember on other recent flights.

DEN
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Delays delays delays poor maintenance of all their planes leading to frequent mechanical and electrical issues on all United flights. Avoid them whenever possible!!!

IND
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: We left on time, and arrived early.

Cons: No down side.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

Cons: No support for Amazon fire he tablets

IND
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Movies on personal device

Cons: Surrounded by noisy babies

Fri, Apr 12
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
7h 41m
Tue, Apr 16
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
15h 29m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 35,899 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CLT
MEM
Excellent 8.6

Pros: This flight crew were upbeat and all smile. They definitely know what customer service should be.

Cons: Only pretzels for food when you’ve been on a plane all day didn’t make me happy.

DCA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Inflight movie, friendly crew

DFW
LAW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: There are no flights past 5pm making attempts to get to Lawton difficult of anything goes wrong with previous flights

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Cons: The seats were small and I’m 5’3

MIA
ATL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Boarding experience was excellent as we used a wheelchair.

Cons: Nothing

Fri, Dec 21
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
23h 34m
Fri, Dec 28
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
15h 27m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,475 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Good 7.0

Pros: when at O'Hare, it was not a very long taxi to get to the gate

Cons: flight was delayed an hour; I felt very cramped in that small space for my seat

SJC
DEN
Good 7.5

Pros: it was a good price

DEN
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Fast

SAN
CVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The $69 price was amazing!

Cons: I have to check in at the counter in order to get free bags for being military and they issued me a paper ticket instead of an electronic one.

JAX
PHL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Quick boarding, fun stewardess

Cons: Paying $75 to correct my name that was correctly put in by me, but the first and middle names were run together on the reservation.

Sat, Dec 22
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
6h 40m
Sun, Dec 30
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 37m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,475 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
BUF
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: They informed us about 5 hours in advance there was a delay.

Cons: The flight was very late. They gave me a voucher for $50 as a consolation, but it is only on purchasing a new ticket within 90 days, not very helpful. Since they nickel and dime you for seat selection, checked bags etc, it would be nice to at least use the voucher for seat selection on my return trip.

SJC
DEN
Good 7.5

Pros: it was a good price

DEN
AUS
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Delayed over an hour again.

Cons: Flight was delayed again!

JAX
PHL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Quick boarding, fun stewardess

Cons: Paying $75 to correct my name that was correctly put in by me, but the first and middle names were run together on the reservation.

DEN
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Fast

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