There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Indianapolis 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 from Oakland  •  6 h 43 min

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

$222 - $563

Cheapest option

Fly from San Francisco  •  6 h 45 min

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

$168 - $660

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Terre Haute, In
  3. Take the bus from Terre Haute, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$249 - $624

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$334 - $1,005

Train, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Indianapolis, IN 1401

$305 - $758

Drive  •  34 h 54 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Indianapolis 2285.2 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $700 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $220 - $600 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Indianapolis is 1956 miles. The road distance is 2285.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from San Francisco to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Terre Haute, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, Terre Haute, In, and Terre Haute, IN in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Indianapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
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 Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
38 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $270
Flexible
$320 - $420
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