The cheapest times to fly from IND to SAN are
- January 1st to March 4th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- June 25th to July 22nd (except the week of July 2nd)
- August 6th to September 30th
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 SAN is early December. Prices can be as high as $780 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $246 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to San Diego
Flying from Indianapolis, IN (IND) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $253 to $542 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 $276. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $477. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $202 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $314 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IND to SAN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IND to SAN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IND to SAN 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 $0.11, 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. 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 $175 (38%) 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 $266. Return trip prices are from the SAN to IND flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IND to SAN 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 11 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 SAN while comparing.
- 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
- Usually 14.49% less expensive than SAN
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IND to SAN? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Indianapolis International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1778 miles or 2861 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IND to SAN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IND to SAN flight is about 4 hour 11 minutes.
How many flights go between Indianapolis, IN and San Diego, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from IND to SAN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Indianapolis International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from IND to SAN tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SAN heading for IND about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Diego, CA is about 8 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.