The cheapest times to fly from IND to PTY are

  • January 22nd to February 4th
  • May 14th to September 30th (except the week of June 18th)
  • October 15th to November 18th

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 PTY is early September. Prices can be as high as $1307 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $387 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from Indianapolis, IN (IND) to Panama City (PTY) will usually cost between $453 to $834 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $461. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $923. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $463 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $630 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IND to PTY flight.

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

IND to PTY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IND to PTY flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Indianapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PTY, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IND. Sundays 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 $131 (16%) 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 $563. Return trip prices are from the PTY 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 PTY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IND to PTY

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 PTY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (IND > MCO > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $564
  • Average savings: $66 (10.48%)

See IND to MCO flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (IND > MIA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $612
  • Average savings: $18 (2.86%)

See IND to MIA flights

Hack #3: Tampa, FL (IND > TPA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $622
  • Average savings: $9 (1.35%)

See IND to TPA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tocumen International Airport to Indianapolis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2159 miles or 3475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IND to PTY flight is about 4 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Indianapolis, IN and Panama City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from IND to PTY.


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 PTY
Destination airport name Tocumen International Airport
City Panama City
Country Panama
Latitude 9.1
Longitude -79.4


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