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Distance between Soldotna and Kenai

Driving non-stop from Soldotna to Kenai

How far is Kenai from Soldotna? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 11 miles or 18 km

Driving time: 17 minutes

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Flying non-stop from Soldotna to Kenai

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Soldotna, Alaska and Kenai, Alaska. 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: 8 miles or 13 km

Flight time: 31 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 3 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/1th 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.

Plan a trip to Kenai

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Kenai, Alaska. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Kenai. Click the button below to explore Kenai 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 Kenai to Soldotna, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 11 miles
driving time of 17 minutes
flight distance is 8 miles
flight time of 31 minutes
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