There are 8 ways to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, bus, train, subway or car

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Fly Indianapolis to San Francisco  •  6 h 26 min

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

$162 - $652

Cheapest option

Bus, bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO

$109 - $385

6 alternative options

Bus to Covington, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Francisco (SFO) CVG - SFO

$125 - $677

Fly Indianapolis to Oakland  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Oakland (OAK) IND - OAK

$228 - $572

Fly Indianapolis to San Jose  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to San Jose (SJC) IND - SJC

$277 - $417

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$274 - $537

Bus, train, BART  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
  3. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station

$333 - $966

Drive  •  35 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 2297.2 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Denver, Co, Reno, Nv, Sacramento, Ca and Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between Indianapolis and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 1958 miles. The road distance is 2297.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 47 min.

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Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 3 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 7:02 AM in Indianapolis and 4:02 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2297 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 6 min to drive from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 1957.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via Denver, CO, Denver, Co, Reno, Nv, Sacramento, Ca, San Francisco, Ca, and Mission St & 1st St in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
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 Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Megabus
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
hoosierride.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 Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Burlington Trailways

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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

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