There are 12 ways to get from Indiana to California by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Indianapolis to Los Angeles  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Los Angeles (LAX) IND - LAX

$168 - $470

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Airport SuperSaver to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Los Angeles  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Highland, IN to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) ORD - LAX

$94 - $335

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Airport SuperSaver to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Diego  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Highland, IN to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Diego (SAN) ORD - SAN

$130 - $430

Fly Indianapolis to San Francisco  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to San Francisco (SFO) IND - SFO

$168 - $661

Fly Chicago Midway to San Diego  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Diego (SAN) MDW - SAN

$207 - $596

Fly Chicago Midway to Oakland  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Oakland (OAK) MDW - OAK

$184 - $654

Fly Chicago Midway to Los Angeles  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Los Angeles (LAX) MDW - LAX

$181 - $601

Airport SuperSaver to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Santa Ana  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Highland, IN to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Santa Ana (SNA) ORD - SNA

$167 - $536

Bus  •  47 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$226 - $543

Bus via Denver, CO  •  47 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO 1401
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$234 - $446

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$311 - $948

Drive  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Los Angeles 2080.5 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Indiana to California is to Airport SuperSaver and fly which costs $90 - $340 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indiana to California is to fly which costs $160 - $470 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indiana to California. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Main & 1st via Champaign, Il, St Louis, Mo and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indiana to California station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The distance between Indiana and California is 1779 miles. The road distance is 2080.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Indiana to California without a car is to bus which takes 47 h 13 min and costs $220 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Indiana to California, including transfers.

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Indiana to California bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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Indiana to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Indiana to California is to fly which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $160 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $550 and takes 47 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs $310 - $950 and takes 2 days 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Indiana to California.
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  • Distance: 1779.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

What companies run services between Indiana, USA and California, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Champaign, IL, Champaign, Il, St Louis, Mo, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 47 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Omaha
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Airport SuperSaver
Bus from Highland, IN to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
Book at
airportsupersaver.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
25 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440
Bus from Denver, Co to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 25 min.

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Indiana to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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California is 3 h behind Indiana. It is currently 1:26 PM in Indiana and 10:26 AM in California.

Indiana to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indiana to California is 2081 miles. It takes approximately 32 h 20 min to drive from Indiana to California.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indiana to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs $2.

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