Cheap Flights to Indiana

Indiana overview

There are two very important reasons to book flights to Indiana: basketball and cars. Regardless of the event, flights to Indiana are filled the sports fans. Hoosier Hysteria takes place every year during basketball season and twice as much when the Hoosiers hit the playoffs. The Indy 500, held every Memorial Day weekend, is a haven for car and racing enthusiasts. Indiana flights and hotels are booked a year in advance for this weekend.

But before there were Hoosiers or Indycars, there were Indians. The Shawnee Native American tribe inhabited Indiana before it was handed over to the Kingdom of Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian War in the 17th century Today, more than 6 million people call Indiana home, including late night talk show host David Letterman and the Jackson family (Michael Jackson and his brothers and sisters grew up in Gary, Indiana). 

Flights to Indiana arrive at one of four different airports making it easy for anyone to hop Indiana flights for the big game. If sports and racing don't appeal to you don't worry, there's always something to do in Indiana. 

Indiana climate

Indiana’s winters are a bit milder than other states on the Great Lakes, but still cold. The average temperature in January is in the -10s (C), and December and February are only slightly warmer. For travellers not afraid of the cold, cheap flights to Indiana can be found during the winter. The region near Lake Michigan receives much more snowfall than other parts of the state. Because Indiana is so flat, it is on the path of any weather system in the area and has strong winds. March through June is tornado season.

When to fly to Indiana

Peak Season:

Peak season runs from March through September, and it starts getting crowded in May. The Indy 500 can triple the cost of Indiana flights and accommodations during the race months of May, August, and September. Fall is cooler and a great time to visit, especially for outdoors activities.

Off Season:

Winter is the slowest season with the fewest crowds but not much to do. It's easy to find cheap flights to Indiana during the winter months.

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Indiana insider information

  • Contrary to popular belief, Indiana’s architecture is among the most impressive in the country and the small city of Columbus is ranked sixth in the nation for its architectural innovation. Take a tour of the town’s modernist buildings including a 1954 bank designed by Eero Saarinen and the public library designed by I.M Pei.
  • Make sure to stop by and explore some of the most breathtaking, perfectly landscaped gardens of Columbus’s historic homes and farmhouses.
  • Are you crazy about cars? Then you’re in the right place. Indiana has two of the most prominent car museums in the country: the Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Museum which has 75 sleek racing cars and the Studebaker National Museum.
  • Fans of the legendary actor should flock to the James Dean Gallery in Fairmont, Indiana - his hometown and final resting place. The museum which is located in a restored 1905 Victorian home boasts a substantial collection of original memorabilia including personal items and artwork by Dean himself. It also has a state-of-the-art theatre that regularly screens the actor’s film clips, television appearances, and documentaries.
  • Chocoholics can tour a real life Willy Wonka-style chocolate factory. The 38,000-square-foot South Bend Chocolate Factory produces homemade chocolate, rare chocolate molds, delicious fudge, a 1,600 year old chocolate pot and much more.

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How much do things cost in Indiana?

Indianapolis
Loaf of white bread
C$ 2.71
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 4.58
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 1.98
Bottle of wine
C$ 22.88
Fort Wayne
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 1.63
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 5.88
Large bottle of water
C$ 1.74
Cheap meal
C$ 15.69
Evansville
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 57.54
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 6.24
Meal at McDonald's or similar
C$ 7.85
1 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 697.43

International departures to Indiana

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