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Distance between Indianapolis, IN (IND) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Indianapolis to Columbia (Indianapolis International Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 491 miles / 790 kilometers / 426 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Indianapolis (IND) to Columbia (CAE) is 612 miles / 985 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 3 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Indianapolis to Columbia.

Shortest flight path between Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

How far is Columbia from Indianapolis?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Indianapolis and Columbia. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 490.772 miles
  • 789.821 kilometers
  • 426.469 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 491.028 miles
  • 790.233 kilometers
  • 426.692 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Indianapolis International Airport
City: Indianapolis, IN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IND
ICAO Code: KIND
Coordinates: 39°43′2″N, 86°17′39″W

B Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Indianapolis and Columbia.

Time Difference

Indianapolis, IN

 EST

Columbia, SC

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 97 kg (214 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Indianapolis (IND) → Columbia (CAE).

Distance:
491
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
491

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