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Travel time from Atlanta to Sarasota


Atlanta to Sarasota airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Atlanta to Sarasota? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Sarasota, 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, 9:41 am:  start in Atlanta
drive for about 24 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:00 am at the latest

10:05 am:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:30 am

10:35 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

11:35 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

12:05 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

12:20 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 6 minutes

12:36 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:51 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ATL
fly for about 1 hour in the air

1:52 pm (local time):  Tampa International (TPA)
Sarasota is the same time as Atlanta
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

1:56 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at TPA
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 2 hours to your destination

4:08 pm (local time):  arrive in Sarasota

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Atlanta to Sarasota

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

Flight distance: 455 miles or 733 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 6 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, 27 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.5x faster, and saves you about 5.5 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.


Sarasota Airports
  1. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
  2. Tampa International Airport
  3. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  4. Charlotte County Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Sarasota

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to TPA, 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 Atlanta to Sarasota

The most common route is ATL to TPA, 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. ATL to TPA
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Tampa International
  2. ATL to SRQ
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Sarasota/Bradenton International


Airlines that fly to Sarasota

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. Spirit Air Lines (NK)


Plan a trip to Sarasota

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Sarasota, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Sarasota. A great place to eat might be Euphemia Haye. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Sarasota like Siesta Beach. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Sarasota like Where's the best beer?!. Click the button below to explore Sarasota 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 Sarasota to Atlanta, 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 Atlanta to Sarasota road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Atlanta to Sarasota?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 455 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 6 minutes
109 Atlanta travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers










   
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