The average price of a 7-day trip to Indianapolis is $1,646 for a solo traveler, $2,956 for a couple, and $5,542 for a family of 4. Indianapolis hotels range from $64 to $312 per night with an average of $129, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $560 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) are between $616 and $982 per person for economy flights and $1,933 to $3,082 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $55 to $109 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Indianapolis, IN, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to IND and stay in a Indianapolis hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 25th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Indianapolis is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Indianapolis Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Indianapolis for a week is $1,278-$2,378($183-$340 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $55 to $109 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $413 to $805 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $132 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $111 to $135 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Indianapolis for a week is $2,482-$4,300($355-$614 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $110 to $218 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $826 to $1,610 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $132 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $111 to $135 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Indianapolis for a week is $4,152-$7,856($593-$1,122 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $220 to $436 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,652 to $3,220 for economy

Lodging: $160 to $264 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $167 to $189 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Indianapolis

How cheap can you make a vacation to Indianapolis? The cheapest trip to Indianapolis is about $130 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $80 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $53.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Indianapolis for a week is $913-$1,769($130-$253 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $413 to $805 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Indianapolis for a week is $1,508-$2,938($215-$420 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $826 to $1,610 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Indianapolis for a week is $3,016-$5,576($431-$797 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,652 to $3,220 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $128 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $112 to $150 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Indianapolis cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Indianapolis Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Indianapolis.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Indianapolis for a week is $2,694-$11,095($385-$1,585 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $110 to $240 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $904 to $2,359 for first class

Lodging: $170 to $312 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,176 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Indianapolis for a week is $4,368-$15,134($624-$2,162 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $220 to $480 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,808 to $4,718 for first class

Lodging: $170 to $312 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,176 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Indianapolis for a week is $8,736-$26,740($1,248-$3,820 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $440 to $960 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,616 to $9,436 for first class

Lodging: $340 to $624 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $784 to $1,764 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Indianapolis Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Indianapolis is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Indianapolis due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Indianapolis Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Indianapolis hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Indianapolis.

 

Flight Costs to Indianapolis

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $982 average in late July to a low of $616 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $666. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Indianapolis our data includes 643 originating airports, and 131 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Indianapolis from an airport like Balandino (CEK) in Chelyabinsk (Russia) for an average $11,783 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) in Chicago, IL (the United States) at an average of just $210.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Indianapolis, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $367, so you can easily save about 60% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Indianapolis can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $778 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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