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Travel time from Charlotte to Gainesville

Charlotte to Gainesville airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Charlotte to Gainesville? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Gainesville, 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, 1:06 pm:  start in Charlotte
drive for about 17 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:18 pm at the latest

1:23 pm:  Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:48 pm

1:53 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

2:53 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

3:23 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

3:38 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:48 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 34 minutes

4:22 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:39 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CLT
fly for about 45 minutes in the air

5:24 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Charlotte, NC
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

5:32 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

5:52 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 20 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

6:07 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:17 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 18 minutes

6:35 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 21 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:56 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 47 minutes in the air

7:43 pm (local time):  Gainesville Regional (GNV)
Gainesville is the same time as Charlotte
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

7:47 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at GNV
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 13 minutes to your destination

7:59 pm (local time):  arrive in Gainesville

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Charlotte to Gainesville

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

Flight distance: 394 miles or 634 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 17 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, 53 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.9x faster, and saves you about 6 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.

Gainesville Airports
  1. Gainesville Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Gainesville

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from CLT to ATL, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from ATL to GNV, 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 Charlotte to Gainesville

The most common route is CLT to ATL, then connecting to GNV, 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. CLT to ATL to GNV
    Charlotte Douglas International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Gainesville Regional
  2. CLT to MIA to GNV
    Charlotte Douglas International to Miami International to Gainesville Regional

Airlines that fly to Gainesville

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

Plan a trip to Gainesville

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 394 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 17 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
6 Gainesville travel answers

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