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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Indianapolis (IND)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

While there’s no magic way of knowing the exact day a certain flight will be the cheapest, there is a window of time before the flight when you have the best chance of scoring a deal. We call it the Goldilocks Window because it’s not too far in advance but not too last minute either. That window is 1-3 months before a domestic flight and 2-8 before an international one. Booking in the Goldilocks Window helps you avoid the typical price increases at the 21, 14, and 7-day points.

If you’re traveling during peak season—meaning June, July, and August or around the winter holidays—the Goldilock Window is a little bit different. We recommend booking winter holiday travel in June or July and securing that summer vacation in December and January. That gives you lots of time to look forward to your trip and saves you money!

Use the Greek Islands Trick

If you have a specific travel destination in mind, but flights directly there just aren’t getting any cheaper, it may be time to pull out the Greek Islands Trick. Let’s say you have your heart set on a visit to Indianapolis, but roundtrip flights from where you live are pretty expensive. Try looking into a flight to Chicago instead and then driving to Indy from there.

All you have to do is focus on finding the cheapest flight possible that gets you near your destination, then book a cheap connecting flight (or rent a car) to get the rest of the way there. Sure, this may add a little extra travel and research time, but the savings can be worth the trouble.

Search alternate departure airports

An alternative to adjusting the airport you fly into is choosing a different airport to fly from. If you live in San Jose, for example, and want to get to Indy on the cheap, look for flights out of SFO and Oakland as well as San Jose. You may be surprised how much flight prices can differ among nearby airports. There may even be a deal from an airport farther away that’s worth adding a leg to the journey.

Fly when it’s cheaper

Summer is an ideal time to travel, as families can take advantage of school vacations and some of the most popular destinations around the world experience beautiful weather. The only issue is that airlines can charge significantly higher rates during busy travel times. That means prices are high not only during the summer but also around the winter holidays.

If you can avoid traveling during peak season, great! You’ll save a bunch of money and get to avoid the crowds in popular destinations as an added bonus. Sometimes you can’t avoid peak season travel, though, in which case you can try to book flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to find the best deals. You can also travel in the first or last weeks of the summer to save some money or look at international travel around Thanksgiving when most people are flying domestically.

Set alerts for specific trips

There’s no need to manually keep an eye on flight prices when you can just set an email alert, or join Going and leave all the work to someone else. You’ll get notifications in your inbox when prices go down for the route you’re looking at, so you know just when to book. To give yourself plenty of time, set alerts way in advance, like even before the Goldilocks Window we mentioned above.

IND is Indiana’s busiest airport, with 10 airlines servicing nearly 40 nonstop destinations on 140 flights per day. While most of those flights are within the US, the airport also offers nonstop service to Toronto, so you have plenty of routes to choose from.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Indianapolis (IND)

What is the airport code for Indianapolis International Airport?

The airport code for Indianapolis International Airport is IND.

When is high season in Indianapolis?

While the busiest time for the whole state of Indiana runs from June to August, the Indy airport (as it’s nicknamed) typically breaks the most travel records during the fall. Specifically, mid-October and late November for fall break and Thanksgiving. The annual Indy 500 automobile race at the end of May is also sure to spike travel numbers, and the fact that Indianapolis is in the path of the solar eclipse in April of 2024 means that there may be more crowds than usual in the spring, too.

When is the best time to visit Indianapolis?

Weather-wise, May to August is the nicest time to visit Indianapolis, although this does coincide with high season. Temperatures during these months average in the mid-70s to mid-80s, and there are plenty of events in the area to keep visitors busy.

Does Indianapolis International Airport (IND) have its own on-site hotel?

There is one hotel on Indianapolis airport property: Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport. The hotel offers an area shuttle, golf, and a fitness center, and rooms go for $115 and up a night. There are also a number of hotels within a couple of miles of the property, including:

What lounges are available at Indianapolis International Airport?

Concourse A: Right after security and before Starbucks, you’ll find a Delta Sky Club open to Delta Sky Club members, business class passengers, and those with Elite status through a SkyTeam airline, plus Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card and the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card holders.

Baggage Claim: Outside of security, there’s a USO Lounge, open to active military members and their families. The lounge offers snacks and drinks, WiFi, an Xbox One, a play area for children, and other amenities.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Indianapolis International Airport (IND)?

You are allowed to travel with pets to Indianapolis International Airport as long as non-service animals are kept in carriers while inside the terminal. There are two pet relief areas for service animals within the terminal.

Pet relief areas:

  • Concourse A: Located across from Harry & Izzy’s near the International Arrivals.
  • Concourse B: Across from Gate B5, next to Tinker Coffee.

How far is Indianapolis International Airport to Indianapolis?

IND is located 14 miles away from downtown Indianapolis—about a 20-minute drive.

What are the transportation options for getting from Indianapolis International Airport to Indianapolis?

There are several options for getting from IND to downtown Indianapolis.

  • By taxi or rideshare: The 14-mile ride costs anywhere from $20-$50 for a rideshare ride or taxi, depending on the time of day and week.
  • By public transportation: The only public transportation option from getting to the Indianapolis airport into downtown Indianapolis is the IndyGo bus service. IndyGo offers non-express service on route #8 for $1.75.

How long is the flight to Indianapolis?

You can get nonstop flights to Indianapolis from airports all over the US, and the length of the flight depends on where you’re flying from. When flying from Chicago or other Midwest airports, for example, you can expect a flight time of 1-2 hours, while flights from the East Coast take around 2.5. You can get from the West Coast to Indianapolis in about 4 hours and from southern states like Florida and Georgia to IND within 1.5-3 hours.

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