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Travel time from Bangor to West Yellowstone

Bangor to West Yellowstone airports and flights

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

Tuesday, 6:13 am:  start in Bangor
drive for about 7 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 7:15 am at the latest

6:20 am:  Bangor International (BGR)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 7:45 am

6:50 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

7:50 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

8:20 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

8:35 am:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:45 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 60 minutes

9:45 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 34 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:19 am:  wheels up! take-off from BGR
fly for about 2 hours in the air

12:23 pm:  Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW)
Detroit, MI is the same time as Bangor, ME
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

12:29 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

2:05 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 96 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

2:20 pm:  board connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:30 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
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

2:45 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DTW
fly for about 2 hours in the air

2:37 pm (local time):  Bozeman Yellowstone International (BZN)
West Yellowstone is 2 hours behind Bangor
so the time in Bangor is actually 4:37 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

2:52 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at BZN
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

6:43 pm (local time):  arrive in West Yellowstone

Total travel time: 15 hours

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Flying non-stop from Bangor to West Yellowstone

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

Flight distance: 2,059 miles or 3314 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 37 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 14 hours, 31 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 3.6x faster, and saves you about 10.5 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. 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 fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, 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.

West Yellowstone Airports
  1. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
  2. Idaho Falls Regional Airport
  3. Jackson Hole Airport

Airlines that fly to West Yellowstone

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to West Yellowstone

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 2,059 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 37 minutes
West Yellowstone is 2 hours behind Bangor
6 Bangor travel answers
8 West Yellowstone travel answers

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