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There are 8 ways to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, bus, train, subway 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 Francisco  •  6h 51m

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

$162 - $652

Cheapest option

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO

$91 - $344

6 alternative options

Bus to Covington, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 34m

  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  •  8h

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

$228 - $572

Fly Indianapolis to San Jose  •  10h 4m

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

$277 - $417

Bus  •  2 days 8h

  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 to W Oakland BART

$256 - $485

Bus, train, BART  •  2 days 10h

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

$333 - $966

Drive  •  35h 6m

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

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to bus and fly which costs $90 - $350 and takes 9h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 6h 51m.

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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 8h and costs $250 - $490.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which takes 6h 51m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $490 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 12m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 3h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 3:37 PM in Indianapolis and 12:37 PM in San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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

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

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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: 6h 51m

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, Reno, W Oakland BART, West Oakland BART Station, Montgomery St. BART Station, and Mission St & 2nd St in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Indianapolis to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice 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
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
Burlington Trailways
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 Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to W Oakland BART
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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