Indianapolis, United States

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Indianapolis (IND)

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more.

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Visiting from Sydney to Indianapolis

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Indianapolis is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States, in central Indiana. It’s a city known for fast cars, a renowned speedway and blockbuster events, though has also gained acclaim for a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions, cool neighbourhoods and so much more. When you visit Indy be sure to take a trip to the art museum, White River State Park and grab a shrimp cocktail. You’ll be sure to have a memorable trip in Indianapolis.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Indianapolis is at the end of spring or the beginning of autumn. This is when the weather is at its most pleasant and you can be free to enjoy everything from the city's museums and budding restaurant scene to its parks and outdoor concert venues. During autumn (September to October) you can join in Halloween events and start of NFL and NBA season. Temperatures range from 13°C to 25°C during these months. Spring you can check out the Indianapolis 500 race. Winters are short, very cold and windy with temperatures dropping to -6°C. 

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)Opens external site in a new window is an international airport located 11 km southwest of downtown Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana, United States.

Arriving in Indianapolis

The helpful staff at Indianapolis Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to your destination.

Getting into Indianapolis from Indianapolis International Airport

Whether you're staying in Indianapolis during your trip or connecting to another city, there are various transportation options to help you efficiently and affordably arrive at your destination. A scheduled bus service from the airport to the greater Indianapolis area is available through IndyGo along with shuttle services. There are car rental options at the ground transportation centre, located on the first floor of the Terminal Garage. A taxi service is available at the curb on the lower level of the terminal just outside of baggage claim. Uber and Lyft services are available from the airport to your selected destination. Shared ride and personal luxury limousine services are available in the ground transportation centre, located on the first floor of the garage as you exit the terminal. Hotel courtesy cars can be organised from IND airport.

Getting around Indianapolis

To efficiently get around Indy, there are multiple options to move about the city. If you hire a car there are plenty of parking stations downtown. Public transport options include the IndyGo bus service and the red line electric bus stretching through town. Taxi services, ride-share company Uber and Lyft also operate through the city. Enjoy private transport in a limousine or premium car service. Bike share stations, bike rentals, organised tours are a fun way to explore the city and walking is easy too.

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.