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Travel time from Billings to West Fargo


Billings to West Fargo airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Billings to West Fargo? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach West Fargo, 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, 12:07 pm:  start in Billings
drive for about 8 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:40 pm at the latest

12:15 pm:  Billings Logan International (BIL)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:10 pm

12:30 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

1:00 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

1:15 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

1:30 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:40 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 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:53 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BIL
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:28 pm (local time):  Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP)
Minneapolis, MN is 1 hour ahead of Billings, MT
so the time in Billings is actually 3:28 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

4:34 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

5:30 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 56 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

5:45 pm (local time):  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:55 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:12 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 42 minutes in the air

6:54 pm (local time):  Hector International (FAR)
West Fargo is 1 hour ahead of Billings
so the time in Billings is actually 5:54 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

6:58 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at FAR
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 15 minutes to your destination

7:13 pm (local time):  arrive in West Fargo

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from BIL to FAR 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 Billings to West Fargo 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 Billings to West Fargo

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

Flight distance: 560 miles or 901 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 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 6 hours, 6 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.1x faster, and saves you about 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 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.


West Fargo Airports
  1. Hector International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to West Fargo

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from BIL to MSP, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from MSP to FAR, 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 Billings to West Fargo

The most common route is BIL to MSP, then connecting to FAR, 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. BIL to MSP to FAR
    Billings Logan International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Hector International
  2. BIL to DEN to FAR
    Billings Logan International to Denver International to Hector International


Airlines that fly to West Fargo

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)


Plan a trip to West Fargo

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to West Fargo, North Dakota. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in West Fargo. Check out some of the questions people have asked about West Fargo like What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo? Click the button below to explore West Fargo 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 Fargo to Billings, 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 Billings to West Fargo road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Billings to West Fargo?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 560 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 37 minutes
West Fargo is 1 hour ahead of Billings
10 Billings travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers










   
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