With Las Vegas coming in as the most popular route for travelers out of Indianapolis Airport in the last four weeks, and more than 1,700 people searching for flights between the two cities every day, it looks as if Indiana’s petrol heads and speed lovers have found an all-new outlet for their adrenaline valves. So, why not tank up on casino chips, bluffing prowess and party attitude this year too, and join the crowds heading south-west across the country to Nevada, where the Gaming Capital of the World awaits in all its glitzy, glamorous glory?
Here’s a selection of eight tips that should help prospective travelers find cheap flights from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, ranging from pointers on booking times, return dates and much, much more.
While we won’t ask Indy’s petrol heads to abandon all of their trademark spontaneity here, it’s still a good idea to leave at least two weeks between booking and departure to get the best deals on flights between Indianapolis and Las Vegas’ McCarran International, because — according to our statistics — that’s when the fares are at their cheapest. Before that, there’s not much fluctuation in the average cost, while in the days leading up to take-off, prices soar to heights in excess of $400 return!
Granted the rooftop pools and swim-up cocktail bars may not be open, but travelers hitting Vegas in January can rest assured there will be a whole host of other enjoyments to be had — from the colorful celebrations of the Chinese New Year, to the usual line-up of big name acts and shows. What’s more, traveling in the winter could help save passengers up to $60 on flights, not to mention plenty more on lower hotel rates and the like.
Offering an even bigger overall saving than flying in January is flying on a Tuesday, which tots up an attractive little price reduction of $67 on average. That’s great news for any Indy locals looking to cure their mid-week blues with a dose of Vegas fun, and excellent for anyone hoping to avoid the booming crowds of weekend travelers at the airports. However, Saturday flights from Indianapolis to Las Vegas are also not a bad choice and still offer passengers a possible reduction in excess of $60.
Most passengers are eager to escape the wrath of Sin City’s heady clubs and wallet-trouncing casino halls come Sunday — no doubt exhausted with all those adrenaline rushes and party nights. But, if you can hold out just a little longer and return home to Indy mid-week, we’ve discovered there are possible savings to the tune of $95 in store, which may go some way to recovering those table losses, or even bolstering those wins — who knows?
While there aren't many non-stop flights on offer to passengers making the cross-country jaunt from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, Indiana locals do have plenty of choice when it comes to selecting indirect flights, with no fewer than five separate airlines making the trip regularly. Of the lot, the cheapest is Frontier Airlines, whose average $297 connections take just over five hours from departure to arrival and fly passengers via Denver, Colorado. Currently the most expensive choice on the route is US Airways, who come in with a mean price tag of $450 round trip!
Airlines offering connecting flights from Indianapolis to Las Vegas:
- American makes the journey in 5.5 hours via Dallas for $375 round trip, on average.
- Delta makes the journey in 6.5 hours via Salt Lake City or Detroit for $424 round trip, on average.
- Frontier makes the journey in 5.5 hours via Denver for $297 round trip, on average.
- United makes the journey in 5.5 hours via Denver for $440 round trip, on average.
- US Airways makes the journey in 6.15 hours via Phoenix for $450 round trip, on average.
If you’re wondering what average prices for flights from Indianapolis to Las Vegas look like during the high season, are eager to see what the cheapest fares available on the route are overall, or simply want to get the full blast of statistics on air travel between these two cities, then be sure to head over to Hopper’s When to Fly and Buy Reports page, which crunches more than six million pieces of data every month so you don’t have to.
Everyone knows that hidden fees and charges can change the look of a flight ticket completely, taking it from downright bargain to financial fiend in no time. That’s why Hopper’s expert flight team have put together their Airline Fees Calculator application, which will show travelers moving between Indianapolis International and Las Vegas the real cost of their ticket, including all those concealed extras — from baggage fees to in-flight meal charges.
If you’ve been seduced into waiting for those super bargain deals on flights to Las Vegas by reports of return trip tickets selling for just $217, then perhaps you need to think again, because those dreamy prices are reserved for just a tiny proportion of passengers on the route. It’s much more plausible that you’ll bag a good deal in the region of $318, and we’d hate for you to be one of the unlucky 50% paying upwards of $480 for their seat!