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Travel time from Columbus to Pontiac (Michigan)

Columbus to Pontiac (Michigan) airports and flights

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

Wednesday, 7:31 am:  start in Columbus
drive for about 19 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:45 am at the latest

7:50 am:  Port Columbus International (CMH)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:15 am

8:20 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

9:20 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

9:50 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

10:05 am:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:15 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 1 minute

10:16 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 22 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:38 am:  wheels up! take-off from CMH
fly for about 41 minutes in the air

11:19 am (local time):  Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW)
Pontiac (Michigan) is the same time as Columbus
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

11:26 am (local time):  arrive at the gate at DTW
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

12:56 pm (local time):  arrive in Pontiac (Michigan)

Total travel time: 5 hours

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Flying non-stop from Columbus to Pontiac (Michigan)

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

Flight distance: 185 miles or 298 km

Flight time: 47 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 5 hours, 25 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.3x faster, and saves you about 4 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.

Pontiac (Michigan) Airports
  1. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  2. Bishop International Airport
  3. Windsor International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Pontiac (Michigan)

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from CMH to DTW, 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 Wednesday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Pontiac (Michigan)

We picked SkyWest 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)

Plan a trip to Pontiac (Michigan)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Pontiac, Michigan. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Pontiac (Michigan). Check out some of the questions people have asked about Pontiac (Michigan) like Best free things to do in Pontiac (Michigan)? Click the button below to explore Pontiac (Michigan) 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 Pontiac (Michigan) to Columbus, 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 Columbus to Pontiac (Michigan) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Columbus to Pontiac (Michigan)?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 185 miles
flight time of 47 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
3 Pontiac (Michigan) travel answers

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