There are 10 ways to get from Indiana to California by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Indianapolis to San Diego  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to San Diego (SAN) IND - SAN

$174 - $705

Cheapest option

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Diego  •  7 h 4 min

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

$130 - $430

8 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to San Diego  •  6 h 50 min

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

$197 - $586

Fly Indianapolis to Los Angeles  •  7 h 5 min

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

$170 - $473

Fly Chicago Midway to Oakland  •  7 h 14 min

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

$174 - $644

Fly Chicago Midway to Los Angeles  •  7 h 34 min

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

$173 - $594

Bus  •  47 h 11 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 56 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 Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Indiana and California is 2847 km. The road distance is 3329 km.

The cheapest way to get from Indiana to California is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $430 and takes 7 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Indiana to California is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $170 - $750.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Indiana to California. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Champaign, Il, St Louis, Mo and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Indiana to California, including transfers.

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to San Diego 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 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Reno
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 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
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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