Trippy
 
  Questions  
Drive      Fly      Stay      Login    Signup

Travel time from Charleston to Sarasota


Charleston to Sarasota airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Charleston to Sarasota? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Sarasota, 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, 9:53 am:  start in Charleston
drive for about 32 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:20 am at the latest

10:25 am:  Charleston AFB/International (CHS)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:50 am

10:55 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

11:55 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

12:25 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

12:40 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:50 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 27 minutes

1:17 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:35 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CHS
fly for about 48 minutes in the air

2:23 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Charleston, SC
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

2:33 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

2:57 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 24 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:12 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:22 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 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:39 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1 hour in the air

4:39 pm (local time):  Tampa International (TPA)
Sarasota is the same time as Charleston
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:43 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at TPA
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 2 hours to your destination

6:55 pm (local time):  arrive in Sarasota

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from CHS to TPA 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 Charleston to Sarasota 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: 6 hours

From:
To:
Depart:
Return:
Get:    
  Change your route
From:
To:
 






Flying non-stop from Charleston to Sarasota

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

Flight distance: 406 miles or 653 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 19 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, 2 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 9x 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.


Sarasota Airports
  1. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
  2. Tampa International Airport
  3. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  4. Charlotte County Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Sarasota

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from CHS to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to TPA, 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 Charleston to Sarasota

The most common route is CHS to ATL, then connecting to TPA, 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. CHS to ATL to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Tampa International
  2. CHS to ATL to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Sarasota/Bradenton International
  3. CHS to JFK to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to John F. Kennedy International to Tampa International
  4. CHS to ORD to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Chicago O'Hare International to Tampa International
  5. CHS to EWR to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Newark Liberty International to Tampa International
  6. CHS to BWI to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Tampa International
  7. CHS to CLT to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Charlotte Douglas International to Tampa International
  8. CHS to DTW to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Tampa International
  9. CHS to DCA to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Ronald Reagan Washington National to Tampa International
  10. CHS to JFK to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to John F. Kennedy International to Sarasota/Bradenton International
  11. CHS to BOS to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Logan International to Tampa International
  12. CHS to FLL to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Tampa International
  13. CHS to PHL to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Philadelphia International to Tampa International
  14. CHS to IAH to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Tampa International
  15. CHS to DFW to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Tampa International
  16. CHS to ORD to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to Chicago O'Hare International to Sarasota/Bradenton International
  17. CHS to MDW to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Chicago Midway International to Tampa International
  18. CHS to DEN to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Denver International to Tampa International
  19. CHS to EWR to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to Newark Liberty International to Sarasota/Bradenton International
  20. CHS to LGA to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to LaGuardia to Tampa International
  21. CHS to BNA to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Nashville International to Tampa International
  22. CHS to HOU to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to William P Hobby to Tampa International
  23. CHS to BOS to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to Logan International to Sarasota/Bradenton International
  24. CHS to IAD to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Washington Dulles International to Tampa International
  25. CHS to DAL to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Dallas Love Field to Tampa International
  26. CHS to LGA to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to LaGuardia to Sarasota/Bradenton International
  27. CHS to SEA to TPA
    Charleston AFB/International to Seattle/Tacoma International to Tampa International
  28. CHS to DTW to SRQ
    Charleston AFB/International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Sarasota/Bradenton International


Airlines that fly to Sarasota

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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)


Plan a trip to Sarasota

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Sarasota, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Sarasota. A great place to eat might be Euphemia Haye. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Sarasota like Siesta Beach. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Sarasota like Where's the best beer?!. Click the button below to explore Sarasota 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 Sarasota to Charleston, 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 Charleston to Sarasota road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Charleston to Sarasota?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 406 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 19 minutes
117 Charleston travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers










   
Questions   ·   Destinations   ·   Drive   ·   Fly   ·   Airports   ·   Stay   ·   Search

Login   ·   About   ·   FAQ   ·   Feedback   ·   Privacy   ·   Terms