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Indianapolis to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 36m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Indianapolis
Flight Price $234
Distance 1,940 miles
Airlines Frontier, United, Delta, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$325
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$250
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $249 or less.
The cheapest flight from Indianapolis to San Francisco was found 27 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 7% 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 48m, covering a distance of 1940 miles.
How many flights are there between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
There are 82 (nonstop) flights between Indianapolis and San Francisco per week, averaging 11 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 ($234), United ($297) and Delta ($334).
Do I need a passport to fly between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Indianapolis and San Francisco?
United (6 times daily), Air New Zealand (3 times daily), Alaska Airlines (0 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, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Indianapolis, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Indianapolis
$234
only
$234
Destination
San Francisco
$234
only
$234
Sat, Dec 1
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
8h 09m
Fri, Dec 7
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
14h 05m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,426 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SAV
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The first leg was ok but....

LGA
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

SLC
DEN
Good 6.6

On time...awesome crew...

Didn't eat...and no entertainment...so can't rate

DEN
IAD
Good 6.0

When I booked the return leg of my trip Kayak displayed a price of under $200 from Frontier but when redirected to Frontier’s site the time listed on kayak was only available for an additional $450+. I had to book a later flight resulting in a 14 hour layover.

DEN
BNA
Good 7.5

Friendly crew/staff.

Seats were really tight on this flight and I felt like I was either in the way of the isle or into the seat next to me. Plus the person next to me was listening to their music so loud I could pretty much clearly make out each annoying song.

Wed, Oct 17
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
4h 48m
Wed, Oct 24
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 21m
Trip: 8 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
Excellent 8.0

We left on time, and arrived early.

No down side.

LGA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Smoothie landing

Only one snack

CDG
IAD
Excellent 10.0

All other stuff good

No music options for entertainment

EWR
LAS
Good 6.3

The staff was kind and flight was smooth

The plane was small and cramped. I could barely bend down to get my bag from under the seat in front of me and I'm tiny. I can just imagine how bigger people felt.

DEN
LGA
Excellent 9.0

The flight attendant was super awesome. She was personable and had a great attitude. I didnt get her name, but she was by far the best! Blonde lady, smelled wonderful, very refreshing and funny conversation...(Ua1412 to LaGuardia) yeah yeah! Amazing!

I wanted the salami and cheese crackers but the flight wasn’t given any, so I chose the veggie smash/pita bread/quinoa/almond thing. Not too bad, but definitely no match for salami and cheese crackers. You know?

Sat, Dec 15
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
9h 00m
Sun, Jan 6
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
7h 28m
Trip: 23 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,359 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
GJT
SLC
Good 6.0

The Grand junction staff is always great.

MSO
MSP
Excellent 8.6

Friendly

LAX
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

They lost my luggage & made me miss my connecting flight

PAP
ATL
Excellent 8.0

The bathrooms on the plane were soooooo tiny, and the logos on the bathroom doors didn't work well.

ATL
MOB
Good 6.3

Nothing

Unbearably hot!!

Fri, Nov 30
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
18h 02m
Fri, Dec 7
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
14h 05m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,426 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SLC
DEN
Good 6.6

On time...awesome crew...

Didn't eat...and no entertainment...so can't rate

SAV
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The first leg was ok but....

BNA
DEN
Good 7.5

I thought the planes were nice and clean. Also, I thought this was a very smooth flight. Very nice crew.

Seats seemed a little tight.

DEN
ONT
Mediocre 2.0

We arrived very late due to the airline being run so poorly. Something about paperwork according to the pilot. Now the rental car company is closed so I have to sleep at the airport and wait till the budget opens again in the morning. Frontier should put me up in a hotel as their mismanagement caused the delay not the weather. But they just said too bad because the flight was less than 4hours late. Frontier - never again!!!- plus the seats are painful

DEN
BNA
Good 7.5

Friendly crew/staff.

Seats were really tight on this flight and I felt like I was either in the way of the isle or into the seat next to me. Plus the person next to me was listening to their music so loud I could pretty much clearly make out each annoying song.

Sat, Feb 9
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
6h 40m
Thu, Feb 21
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 19m
Trip: 13 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,426 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
SAT
Okay 5.3

Low cost

Flight delays, little info passed to passengers

DEN
BNA
Good 7.5

Friendly crew/staff.

Seats were really tight on this flight and I felt like I was either in the way of the isle or into the seat next to me. Plus the person next to me was listening to their music so loud I could pretty much clearly make out each annoying song.

DEN
IAD
Good 6.0

When I booked the return leg of my trip Kayak displayed a price of under $200 from Frontier but when redirected to Frontier’s site the time listed on kayak was only available for an additional $450+. I had to book a later flight resulting in a 14 hour layover.

SLC
DEN
Good 6.6

On time...awesome crew...

Didn't eat...and no entertainment...so can't rate

BNA
DEN
Good 7.5

I thought the planes were nice and clean. Also, I thought this was a very smooth flight. Very nice crew.

Seats seemed a little tight.

Tue, Oct 16
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
4h 48m
Fri, Oct 26
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 21m
Trip: 11 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

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.

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.

IND
SFO
Excellent 8.0

We left on time, and arrived early.

No down side.

LGA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Smoothie landing

Only one snack

EWR
LAS
Good 6.3

The staff was kind and flight was smooth

The plane was small and cramped. I could barely bend down to get my bag from under the seat in front of me and I'm tiny. I can just imagine how bigger people felt.

CDG
IAD
Excellent 10.0

All other stuff good

No music options for entertainment

Thu, Sep 27
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
4h 56m
Sat, Oct 6
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 19m
Trip: 10 days
9.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
DAL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Boarded on time and free movies!!!

Leg room

SEA
LAX
Excellent 9.3

I'm 6ft2in not enough leg room

IND
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nice comfy seats, leg room

Narrow aisles

FAI
SEA
Good 7.6

Checking bags was harder then it should have ate setvices was below par. But boarding was good crew was polite, and vary receptive to requests.

New bag limitations

SFO
IND
Excellent 10.0

Leather seats

Narrow aisles

Tue, Oct 23
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
11h 14m
Fri, Oct 26
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 29m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,426 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
BNA
DEN
Good 7.5

I thought the planes were nice and clean. Also, I thought this was a very smooth flight. Very nice crew.

Seats seemed a little tight.

DEN
BNA
Good 7.5

Friendly crew/staff.

Seats were really tight on this flight and I felt like I was either in the way of the isle or into the seat next to me. Plus the person next to me was listening to their music so loud I could pretty much clearly make out each annoying song.

LGA
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

SAV
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The first leg was ok but....

DEN
IAD
Good 6.0

When I booked the return leg of my trip Kayak displayed a price of under $200 from Frontier but when redirected to Frontier’s site the time listed on kayak was only available for an additional $450+. I had to book a later flight resulting in a 14 hour layover.

Fri, Mar 1
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
5h 00m
Sun, Mar 10
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
4h 16m
Trip: 10 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
Excellent 10.0

Seats, newness of the plane, service, food and boarding efficiency.

The overhead lights from other seats are too bright and they bother passengers wanting to sleep.

EWR
DUB
Excellent 10.0

The crew was awesome! Best flight I've ever had.

CDG
IAD
Excellent 10.0

All other stuff good

No music options for entertainment

LGA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Smoothie landing

Only one snack

DEN
LGA
Excellent 9.0

The flight attendant was super awesome. She was personable and had a great attitude. I didnt get her name, but she was by far the best! Blonde lady, smelled wonderful, very refreshing and funny conversation...(Ua1412 to LaGuardia) yeah yeah! Amazing!

I wanted the salami and cheese crackers but the flight wasn’t given any, so I chose the veggie smash/pita bread/quinoa/almond thing. Not too bad, but definitely no match for salami and cheese crackers. You know?

Wed, Jan 30
IND
Indianapolis
SFO
San Francisco
6h 40m
Sun, Feb 3
SFO
San Francisco
IND
Indianapolis
8h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,426 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PWM
RDU
Excellent 8.0

AFlight was fast and crew was accomdating.

I did not like the fact that I was padded down not once but twice at the age of 69 almost 70. Really did not know I was a threat to the airlines. I'm staying with my daughter at Ft.Bragg.

LGA
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

BNA
DEN
Good 7.5

I thought the planes were nice and clean. Also, I thought this was a very smooth flight. Very nice crew.

Seats seemed a little tight.

DEN
BNA
Excellent 8.0

The sense of humor of the staff was nice to ease the tension of a flight delay

I know part of the cost effectiveness is the fact you don’t serve refreshments but no complimentary water and coffee? Meh

SLC
DEN
Good 6.6

On time...awesome crew...

Didn't eat...and no entertainment...so can't rate

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