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Distance between San Antonio and Arlington (Texas)



Driving non-stop from San Antonio to Arlington (Texas)

How far is Arlington (Texas) from San Antonio? Here's the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 278 miles or 447 km

Driving time: 4 hours, 38 minutes

Realistically, you'll probably want to add a buffer for rest stops, gas, or food along the way. To get a better idea of how long this trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.




Flying non-stop from San Antonio to Arlington (Texas)

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between San Antonio, Texas and Arlington, Texas. 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.

Flight distance: 242 miles or 390 km

Flight time: 44 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 36 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.1x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/10th of the time it would take to drive.

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. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




San Antonio to Arlington (Texas) road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Arlington (Texas), and you want to stop along the way to rest. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and maybe even find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over more than one day.

Road trip: 2 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 5.5 hours on the road with 1 overnight


Itinerary

Start in San Antonio.

Drive for about 53 minutes, then stop in San Marcos and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 35 minutes then stop in Austin and stay for 1.5 hours. Drive for 1 hour then stop in Temple. Stay overnight.

The next day, drive for about 41 minutes, then stop in Waco and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 56 minutes then stop in Italy and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 56 minutes then stop at Fort Worth Zoo and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 17 minutes and arrive in Arlington (Texas).


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:






San Antonio to Arlington (Texas) airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Arrival airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 22 minutes

Getting to your destination: 36 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from SAT to DFW on American Airlines and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 1 hour, 6 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from San Antonio to Arlington (Texas) including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours




Plan a trip to Arlington (Texas)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Arlington, Texas. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Arlington (Texas) like Cowboys Stadium. Click the button below to explore Arlington (Texas) in detail.






How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Arlington (Texas) to San Antonio, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 278 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 38 minutes
flight distance is 242 miles
flight time of 44 minutes
46 San Antonio travel answers
3 Arlington (Texas) travel answers





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