The cheapest times to fly from IND to PIE are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 PIE is early August. Prices can be as high as $556 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $129 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Indianapolis, IN (IND) to St. Petersburg, FL (PIE) will usually cost between $158 to $391 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $155. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $455. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $300 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $201 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IND to PIE flight.

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

IND to PIE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IND to PIE 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $30 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $209. Return trip prices are from the PIE 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 PIE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 30 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from IND to PIE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from PIE
  • Usually 5.47% less expensive than PIE
  • Nonstop flights available

See IND to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: AIRDIALOG, Allegiant, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from St Pete Clearwater International Airport to Indianapolis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 841 miles or 1353 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IND to PIE flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Indianapolis, IN and St. Petersburg, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from IND to PIE.


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 PIE
Destination airport name St Pete Clearwater International Airport
City St. Petersburg, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.9
Longitude -82.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IND to PIE tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 32% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIE heading for IND about 3 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in St. Petersburg, FL is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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