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Travel time from Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids

Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Roanoke Rapids, 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.

Saturday, 9:34 am:  start in Baltimore
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:24 pm at the latest

11:29 am:  Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:54 pm

11:59 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

12:59 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

1:29 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

1:44 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:54 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 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:09 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DCA
fly for about 44 minutes in the air

2:53 pm (local time):  Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)
Roanoke Rapids is the same time as Baltimore
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

2:59 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at RDU
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 4 hours to your destination

6:44 pm (local time):  arrive in Roanoke Rapids

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids

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

Flight distance: 203 miles or 327 km

Flight time: 38 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 9 hours, 10 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 10.9x faster, and saves you about 8.5 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.

Roanoke Rapids Airports
  1. Pitt-Greenville Airport
  2. Richmond International Airport
  3. Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  4. Norfolk International Airport
  5. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Roanoke Rapids

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from DCA to RDU, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Saturday

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

Alternate flights from Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids

The most common route is DCA to RDU, 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. BWI to RDU
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Raleigh-Durham International
  2. BWI to ORF
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Norfolk International
  3. DCA to RDU
    Ronald Reagan Washington National to Raleigh-Durham International

Airlines that fly to Roanoke Rapids

We picked ExpressJet Airlines 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Roanoke Rapids

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Roanoke Rapids. Click the button below to explore Roanoke Rapids 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 Roanoke Rapids to Baltimore, 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 Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Baltimore to Roanoke Rapids?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 203 miles
flight time of 38 minutes
45 Baltimore travel answers

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