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Travel time from Appleton to Phoenix



Appleton to Phoenix airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Appleton to Phoenix? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Phoenix, 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, 8:27 am:  start in Appleton
drive for about 1 hour
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:25 am at the latest

9:30 am:  Green Bay Austin Straubel International (GRB)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:55 am

10:00 am:  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

11:00 am:  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

11:30 am:  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

11:45 am:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:55 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 15 minutes

12:10 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:28 pm:  wheels up! take-off from GRB
fly for about 41 minutes in the air

1:09 pm:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is the same time as Green Bay, WI
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 11 minutes to the gate

1:20 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

2:59 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 99 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:14 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:24 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 8 minutes

3:32 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:46 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 3.5 hours in the air

5:06 pm (local time):  Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
Phoenix is 1 hour behind Chicago, IL
and 2 hours behind Appleton
so the time in Appleton is actually 7:06 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

5:12 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PHX
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 11 minutes to your destination

5:23 pm (local time):  arrive in Phoenix

Total travel time: 11 hours




Flying non-stop from Appleton to Phoenix

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

Flight distance: 1,470 miles or 2366 km

Flight time: 3 hours, 26 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 10 hours, 56 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 3.6x faster, and saves you about 8 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. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking 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 Phoenix

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from GRB to ORD, and connecting flights on American Airlines Inc. from ORD to PHX, 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.




Alternate flights from Appleton to Phoenix

The most common route is GRB to ORD, then connecting to PHX, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. GRB to ORD to PHX
    Green Bay Austin Straubel International to Chicago O'Hare International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  2. ATW to ORD to PHX
    Appleton International to Chicago O'Hare International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  3. GRB to MSP to PHX
    Green Bay Austin Straubel International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  4. ATW to MSP to PHX
    Appleton International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  5. ATW to ATL to PHX
    Appleton International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  6. GRB to ATL to PHX
    Green Bay Austin Straubel International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  7. ATW to DTW to PHX
    Appleton International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  8. GRB to DTW to PHX
    Green Bay Austin Straubel International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Phoenix Sky Harbor International




Airlines that fly to Phoenix

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and American Airlines Inc. 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Envoy Air (MQ)
  4. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  5. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  6. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  7. Spirit Air Lines (NK)




Plan a trip to Phoenix

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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 Phoenix to Appleton, 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 Appleton to Phoenix road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Appleton to Phoenix?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,470 miles
flight time of 3 hours, 26 minutes
Phoenix is 2 hours behind Appleton
1 Appleton travel answer
107 Phoenix travel answers

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Phoenix Airports
  1. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  2. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport



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