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Travel time from Bend to Seattle

Bend to Seattle airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Bend to Seattle? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Seattle, 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, 1:26 pm:  start in Bend
drive for about 47 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:38 pm at the latest

2:13 pm:  Roberts Field (RDM)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:08 pm

2:28 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

2:58 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

3:13 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

3:28 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:38 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 8 minutes

3:46 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:01 pm:  wheels up! take-off from RDM
fly for about 1 hour in the air

5:14 pm:  San Francisco International (SFO)
San Francisco, CA is the same time as Bend/Redmond, OR
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

5:19 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

7:00 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 1 hour, 41 minutes

7:15 pm:  board Alaska Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:25 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 29 minutes

7:54 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:10 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

9:52 pm (local time):  Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA)
Seattle is the same time as Bend
taxi on the runway for an average of 11 minutes to the gate

10:03 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SEA
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 33 minutes to your destination

10:36 pm (local time):  arrive in Seattle

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from RDM to SEA and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Bend to Seattle including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours

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Flying non-stop from Bend to Seattle

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

Flight distance: 250 miles or 402 km

Flight time: 1 hour

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 9.2x 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.

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.

Seattle Airports
  1. Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
  2. King County International Airport
  3. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Seattle

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from RDM to SFO, and connecting flights on Alaska Airlines Inc. from SFO to SEA, 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 Bend to Seattle

The most common route is RDM to SFO, then connecting to SEA, 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. RDM to SFO to SEA
    Roberts Field to San Francisco International to Seattle/Tacoma International
  2. RDM to LAX to SEA
    Roberts Field to Los Angeles International to Seattle/Tacoma International
  3. RDM to DEN to SEA
    Roberts Field to Denver International to Seattle/Tacoma International
  4. RDM to PHX to SEA
    Roberts Field to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Seattle/Tacoma International
  5. RDM to SLC to SEA
    Roberts Field to Salt Lake City International to Seattle/Tacoma International

Airlines that fly to Seattle

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and Alaska 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. Alaska Airlines Inc. (AS)
  3. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  4. Virgin America (VX)
  5. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)

Plan a trip to Seattle

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Seattle, Washington. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Seattle. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Ace Hotel. A great place to eat might be Serious Pie. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Seattle like Pike Place Market. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Seattle like Is the Space Needle worth seeing? Click the button below to explore Seattle 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 Seattle to Bend, 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 Bend to Seattle road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Bend to Seattle?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 250 miles
flight time of 1 hour
24 Bend travel answers
270 Seattle travel answers

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