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Travel time from Columbus to Indianapolis


Columbus to Indianapolis airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Columbus to Indianapolis? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Indianapolis, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 9:46 am:  start in Columbus
drive for about 19 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:00 am at the latest

10:05 am:  Port Columbus International (CMH)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:30 am

10:35 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

11:35 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

12:05 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

12:20 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 21 minutes

12:51 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:09 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CMH
fly for about 1 hour in the air

2:20 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Columbus, OH
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

2:27 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

2:55 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 28 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:10 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:20 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:37 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DAL
fly for about 1 hour in the air

4:43 pm (local time):  Indianapolis International (IND)
Indianapolis is the same time as Columbus
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:47 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at IND
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 24 minutes to your destination

5:11 pm (local time):  arrive in Indianapolis

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Columbus to Indianapolis

How far is Indianapolis from Columbus? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 168 miles or 271 km

Flight time: 50 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours, 25 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.9x faster, and saves you about 6.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Indianapolis Airports
  1. Indianapolis International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Indianapolis

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from CMH to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to IND, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Columbus to Indianapolis

The most common route is CMH to ATL, then connecting to IND, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. CMH to ATL to IND
    Port Columbus International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Indianapolis International
  2. CMH to MCO to IND
    Port Columbus International to Orlando International to Indianapolis International
  3. CMH to DEN to IND
    Port Columbus International to Denver International to Indianapolis International
  4. CMH to DFW to IND
    Port Columbus International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Indianapolis International
  5. CMH to ORD to IND
    Port Columbus International to Chicago O'Hare International to Indianapolis International
  6. CMH to PHX to IND
    Port Columbus International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Indianapolis International
  7. CMH to MDW to IND
    Port Columbus International to Chicago Midway International to Indianapolis International
  8. CMH to BWI to IND
    Port Columbus International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Indianapolis International
  9. CMH to RSW to IND
    Port Columbus International to Southwest Florida International to Indianapolis International
  10. CMH to TPA to IND
    Port Columbus International to Tampa International to Indianapolis International
  11. CMH to LAS to IND
    Port Columbus International to McCarran International to Indianapolis International
  12. CMH to EWR to IND
    Port Columbus International to Newark Liberty International to Indianapolis International
  13. CMH to LAX to IND
    Port Columbus International to Los Angeles International to Indianapolis International
  14. CMH to IAH to IND
    Port Columbus International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Indianapolis International
  15. CMH to DCA to IND
    Port Columbus International to Ronald Reagan Washington National to Indianapolis International
  16. CMH to MSP to IND
    Port Columbus International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Indianapolis International
  17. CMH to BOS to IND
    Port Columbus International to Logan International to Indianapolis International
  18. CMH to DTW to IND
    Port Columbus International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Indianapolis International
  19. CMH to LGA to IND
    Port Columbus International to LaGuardia to Indianapolis International
  20. CMH to FLL to IND
    Port Columbus International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Indianapolis International
  21. CMH to DAL to IND
    Port Columbus International to Dallas Love Field to Indianapolis International
  22. CMH to PHL to IND
    Port Columbus International to Philadelphia International to Indianapolis International
  23. LCK to YYZ to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Lester B. Pearson International to Indianapolis International
  24. LCK to LUX to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Luxembourg Airport to Indianapolis International
  25. LCK to CUN to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Cancun International to Indianapolis International
  26. LCK to YMX to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Montreal International (Mirabel) to Indianapolis International
  27. LCK to YYC to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Calgary International to Indianapolis International
  28. CMH to MSY to IND
    Port Columbus International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Indianapolis International
  29. LCK to NAS to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Lynden Pindling International to Indianapolis International
  30. LCK to HHN to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Frankfurt Hahn to Indianapolis International
  31. LCK to AMS to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Schiphol to Indianapolis International
  32. LCK to LHR to IND
    Rickenbacker International to London Heathrow to Indianapolis International
  33. LCK to DSA to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Doncaster Sheffield to Indianapolis International
  34. LCK to YVR to IND
    Rickenbacker International to Vancouver International to Indianapolis International
  35. LCK to YHM to IND
    Rickenbacker International to John C. Munro Hamilton International to Indianapolis International


Airlines that fly to Indianapolis

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)


Plan a trip to Indianapolis

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Indianapolis. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Indianapolis like Indianapolis Museum of Art. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Indianapolis like What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis? Click the button below to explore Indianapolis in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Indianapolis to Columbus, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Columbus to Indianapolis road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Columbus to Indianapolis?

If you happen to know Columbus, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Columbus!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 168 miles
flight time of 50 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
41 Indianapolis travel answers










   
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