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Travel time from Cleveland to Leesburg (Virginia)

Cleveland to Leesburg (Virginia) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Cleveland to Leesburg (Virginia)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Leesburg (Virginia), 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.

Friday, 6:14 am:  start in Cleveland
drive for about 31 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 7:40 am at the latest

6:45 am:  Cleveland-Hopkins International (CLE)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 8:10 am

7:15 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

8:15 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

8:45 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

9:00 am:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

9:10 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 17 minutes

9:27 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

9:44 am:  wheels up! take-off from CLE
fly for about 58 minutes in the air

10:42 am (local time):  Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)
Leesburg (Virginia) is the same time as Cleveland
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

10:49 am (local time):  arrive at the gate at DCA
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 1.5 hours to your destination

12:30 pm (local time):  arrive in Leesburg (Virginia)

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Cleveland to Leesburg (Virginia)

How far is Leesburg (Virginia) from Cleveland? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 273 miles or 440 km

Flight time: 49 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, 16 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.4x 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.

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.

Leesburg (Virginia) Airports
  1. Washington Dulles International Airport
  2. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  3. Hagerstown Regional Airport
  4. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Leesburg (Virginia)

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from CLE to DCA, 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 Friday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Cleveland to Leesburg (Virginia)

The most common route is CLE to DCA, 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. CLE to DCA
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Ronald Reagan Washington National
  2. CLE to BWI
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall
  3. CLE to IAD
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Washington Dulles International

Airlines that fly to Leesburg (Virginia)

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your main 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)

Plan a trip to Leesburg (Virginia)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 273 miles
flight time of 49 minutes
69 Cleveland travel answers
1 Leesburg (Virginia) travel answer

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