Cheap flights from Indianapolis (IND) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Indianapolis (IND) to California

All the information you need to plan the best IND to LAX flight in 2022: compare Indianapolis to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Indianapolis to California (IND - CA)?

When flying from Indianapolis to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Indianapolis to California?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from Indianapolis. Users have commonly found prices around $262 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $117. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Indianapolis to California?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 32% on flights from Indianapolis to California compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $275. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $328.

Cheap flights from Indianapolis to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for IND to California flights for May, June
13 Jun - 4 Jul
$347pp
IND
Indianapolis
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
16 Jun - 4 Jul
$350pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUR
Burbank Bob Hope
BUR
Burbank Bob Hope
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
13 Jun - 3 Jul
$355pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis

Indianapolis to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Indianapolis found for this year
22 Oct - 26 Oct
$226pp
IND
Indianapolis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
22 Oct - 26 Oct
$228pp
IND
Indianapolis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
22 Aug - 25 Aug
$252pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUR
Burbank Bob Hope
BUR
Burbank Bob Hope
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis

Non-stop flights to California from Indianapolis

Save time with Indianapolis to California direct flight deals
28 Sep - 5 Oct
$268pp
IND
Indianapolis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
19 Oct - 24 Oct
$304pp
IND
Indianapolis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis
2 Nov - 4 Jan
$331pp
IND
Indianapolis
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IND
Indianapolis

Last minute flights from Indianapolis to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Indianapolis, departing today and this week
30 May - 2 Jun
$372pp
IND
Indianapolis
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
30 May - 11 Jun
$379pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis
3 Jun - 6 Jun
$386pp
IND
Indianapolis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IND
Indianapolis

One-way flights to California from Indianapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Indianapolis to California
4:30 am - 7:18 pm
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
41h 48m
IND - LAX
Allegiant Air
$147
Gotogate
4:52 pm - 4:35 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
26h 43m
IND - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$163
Kiwi.com
3:20 am - 8:55 am
Delta
1 Stop
8h 35m
IND - PSP
Delta
$164
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Indianapolis to California

What airport do you fly from for flights from Indianapolis to California?

For a flight from Indianapolis to California, you will be flying from Indianapolis. Indianapolis (IND) is just 8.3 mi from the center of the city.

Which airlines flying from Indianapolis to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Indianapolis to California have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Indianapolis to California for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Indianapolis to California for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $226, but on average you can expect to pay $277.

Are there nonstop flights from Indianapolis to California for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Indianapolis to California under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Indianapolis to California is less than $393.

Are there last-minute flights available from Indianapolis to California for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Indianapolis to California within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from Indianapolis to California?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this Indianapolis to California flight route?

Flights from Indianapolis to California have been viewed 113 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Indianapolis to California on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from Indianapolis to California a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Indianapolis to California?

For as low as $226, American Airlines can have you in California from Indianapolis in 4h 50m. Airlines will cover a distance of 1820 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Indianapolis to California one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Indianapolis to California are Spirit Airlines ($122), Frontier ($133), and Allegiant Air ($142).

What are the most reliable airlines from Indianapolis to California?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Indianapolis to California are Allegiant Air (90%), American Airlines (76%) and Alaska Airlines (76%).

What are the most popular routes from Indianapolis to California?

Most travelers choose Indianapolis - Los Angeles, Indianapolis - San Francisco or Indianapolis - San Diego when deciding on the best route from Indianapolis to California.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Indianapolis to California?

Before booking your flight from Indianapolis to California check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Indianapolis to California?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Indianapolis to California? While on average our users pay $695, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $127. The most popular route (Indianapolis - Los Angeles), is priced around $316.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Indianapolis?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

Most visitors from Indianapolis need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Indianapolis must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Indianapolis are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Indianapolis from California?

Returning to Indianapolis from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Indianapolis.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Indianapolis.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Indianapolis to California.
Flight duration from IND to California
4h 32m

Airports servicing Indianapolis

Airports servicing

Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Top 9 airlines flying from Indianapolis to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Indianapolis to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$59 $229 No cancel fee 65%
Allegiant Air
$68 $149 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$77 $238 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$118 $437 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$137 $442 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$146 $373 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$147 $373 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$156 $395 No cancel fee 75%
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