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Travel time from Abilene to Little Rock

Abilene to Little Rock airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Abilene to Little Rock? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Little Rock, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 12:31 pm:  start in Abilene
drive for about 12 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 1:38 pm at the latest

12:43 pm:  Abilene Regional (ABI)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:08 pm

1:13 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

2:13 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

2:43 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

2:58 pm:  board Envoy Air flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:08 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 9 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:17 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ABI
fly for about 33 minutes in the air

3:50 pm:  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is the same time as Abilene, TX
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

3:59 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

5:19 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 80 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

5:34 pm:  board Envoy Air connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:44 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 17 minutes

6:01 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:19 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DFW
fly for about 44 minutes in the air

7:03 pm (local time):  Bill and Hillary Clinton Nat Adams Field (LIT)
Little Rock is the same time as Abilene
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

7:11 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LIT
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 12 minutes to your destination

7:23 pm (local time):  arrive in Little Rock

Total travel time: 7 hours

Flying non-stop from Abilene to Little Rock

How far is Little Rock from Abilene? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 457 miles or 736 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 6 hours, 52 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.9x faster, and saves you about 6 hours in your total travel time.

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.

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. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Best day of the week to fly to Little Rock

Looking at flights on Envoy Air from ABI to DFW, and connecting flights on Envoy Air from DFW to LIT, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Little Rock

We picked Envoy Air for your main flight, and Envoy Air for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Envoy Air (MQ)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Little Rock

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Little Rock, Arkansas. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Little Rock. A great place to eat might be Doe's Eat Place. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Little Rock like William J Clinton Library. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Little Rock like What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock? Click the button below to explore Little Rock in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Little Rock to Abilene, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Abilene to Little Rock road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Abilene to Little Rock?

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 457 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 25 minutes
2 Abilene travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers


Little Rock Airports
  1. Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field
  2. Memorial Field Airport

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