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Travel time from Branson to Fort Myers


Branson to Fort Myers airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Branson to Fort Myers? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Fort Myers, 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, 7:02 am:  start in Branson
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:36 am at the latest

9:11 am:  Springfield-Branson National (SGF)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:06 am

9:26 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

9:56 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

10:11 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

10:26 am:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:36 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 10 minutes

10:46 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:59 am:  wheels up! take-off from SGF
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

1:18 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 1 hour ahead of Springfield, MO
so the time in Branson is actually 12:18 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

1:23 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

2:14 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 51 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

2:29 pm (local time):  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:39 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 36 minutes

3:15 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:28 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:44 pm (local time):  Southwest Florida International (RSW)
Fort Myers is 1 hour ahead of Branson
so the time in Branson is actually 3:44 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:48 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at RSW
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 30 minutes to your destination

5:18 pm (local time):  arrive in Fort Myers

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from BKG to PGD 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 Branson to Fort Myers 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: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Branson to Fort Myers

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

Flight distance: 959 miles or 1543 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 25 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, 16 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.6x faster, and saves you about 7.5 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.


Fort Myers Airports
  1. Southwest Florida International Airport
  2. Charlotte County Airport
  3. Naples Municipal Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Fort Myers

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from SGF to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to RSW, 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 Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Branson to Fort Myers

The most common route is SGF to ATL, then connecting to RSW, 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. SGF to ATL to RSW
    Springfield-Branson National to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Southwest Florida International
  2. SGF to ORD to RSW
    Springfield-Branson National to Chicago O'Hare International to Southwest Florida International
  3. SGF to CLT to RSW
    Springfield-Branson National to Charlotte Douglas International to Southwest Florida International
  4. SGF to DFW to RSW
    Springfield-Branson National to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Southwest Florida International
  5. SGF to DEN to RSW
    Springfield-Branson National to Denver International to Southwest Florida International
  6. SGF to ORD to PGD
    Springfield-Branson National to Chicago O'Hare International to Punta Gorda Airport


Airlines that fly to Fort Myers

We picked ExpressJet Airlines 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)


Plan a trip to Fort Myers

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Fort Myers, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Fort Myers. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Fort Myers like Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Fort Myers like What's the best neighborhood in Fort Myers for a first time visitor? Click the button below to explore Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers to Branson, 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 Branson to Fort Myers road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Branson to Fort Myers?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 959 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 25 minutes
Fort Myers is 1 hour ahead of Branson
18 Branson travel answers
20 Fort Myers travel answers










   
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