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The cheapest times to fly from SMF to IND are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • July 9th to November 18th (except the week of July 23rd)

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 SMF to IND is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $785 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $247 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Indianapolis

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Indianapolis, IN (IND) will usually cost between $293 to $593 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $328. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $522. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $194 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $398 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to IND flight.

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

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SMF to IND Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to IND flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sacramento. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $172 (35%) 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 $327. Return trip prices are from the IND to SMF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SMF to IND 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 22 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 SMF to IND while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from IND
  • Usually 3.39% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to CVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from IND
  • Usually 2.39% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to LEX flights

Destination alternative #3: James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from IND
  • Usually 2.26% less expensive than IND
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to DAY flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMF to IND? 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 Indianapolis International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1878 miles or 3022 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to IND flight is about 4 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Indianapolis, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from SMF to IND.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SMF
Origination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6

Return Airport

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

 

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