The cheapest times to fly from IND to CVG are

  • April 9th to May 13th (except the weeks of April 16th and April 30th)
  • October 15th to March 4th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from IND to CVG is early December. Prices can be as high as $599 for Monday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $282 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Cincinnati

Flying from Indianapolis, IN (IND) to Cincinnati, OH (CVG) will usually cost between $332 to $509 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $311. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $487. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $176 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $394 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IND to CVG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IND to CVG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

IND to CVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IND to CVG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Indianapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CVG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IND. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Cincinnati, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Indianapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $372. Return trip prices are from the CVG to IND flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IND to CVG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from IND to CVG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 28.81% less expensive than CVG
  • 1-layover flights available

See IND to CMH flights

Destination alternative #2: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from CVG
  • Usually 2.54% less expensive than CVG
  • 1-layover flights available

See IND to FWA flights


Flight Hacking IND to CVG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from IND to CVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (IND > ORD > CVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $361
  • Average savings: $34 (8.5%)

See IND to ORD flights

Hack #2: Raleigh/Durham, NC (IND > RDU > CVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $382
  • Average savings: $13 (3.17%)

See IND to RDU flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (IND > MCO > CVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $382
  • Average savings: $12 (3.05%)

See IND to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IND to CVG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Indianapolis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 98 miles or 158 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IND to CVG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IND to CVG flight is about 1 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from IND to CVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IND
Origination airport name Indianapolis International Airport
City Indianapolis, IN
Country the United States
Latitude 39.7
Longitude -86.3

Return Airport

Destination code CVG
Destination airport name Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
City Cincinnati, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 39
Longitude -84.7


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