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Travel time from Dayton to Hilton Head Island



Dayton to Hilton Head Island airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Dayton to Hilton Head Island? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Hilton Head Island, 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, 7:26 am:  start in Dayton
drive for about 30 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:51 am at the latest

7:56 am:  James M Cox/Dayton International (DAY)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:21 am

8:26 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

9:26 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

9:56 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

10:11 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:21 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 2 minutes

10:23 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:37 am:  wheels up! take-off from DAY
fly for about 1 hour in the air

11:50 am:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Dayton, OH
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

11:55 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

12:42 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 47 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

12:57 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:07 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 14 minutes

1:21 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:34 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from CLT
fly for about 40 minutes in the air

2:14 pm (local time):  Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV)
Hilton Head Island is the same time as Dayton
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

2:20 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SAV
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

3:41 pm (local time):  arrive in Hilton Head Island

Total travel time: 8 hours




Flying non-stop from Dayton to Hilton Head Island

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

Flight distance: 554 miles or 892 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 37 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 8 hours, 15 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.3x 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Hilton Head Island

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from DAY to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to SAV, 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 Dayton to Hilton Head Island

The most common route is DAY to ATL, then connecting to SAV, 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. DAY to ATL to SAV
    James M Cox/Dayton International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Savannah/Hilton Head International
  2. DAY to ORD to SAV
    James M Cox/Dayton International to Chicago O'Hare International to Savannah/Hilton Head International
  3. DAY to EWR to SAV
    James M Cox/Dayton International to Newark Liberty International to Savannah/Hilton Head International
  4. DAY to DTW to SAV
    James M Cox/Dayton International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Savannah/Hilton Head International
  5. DAY to MSP to SAV
    James M Cox/Dayton International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Savannah/Hilton Head International




Airlines that fly to Hilton Head Island

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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)




Plan a trip to Hilton Head Island

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Hilton Head Island. A great place to eat might be The Salty Dog Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Hilton Head Island like Hilton Head Island. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Hilton Head Island like Traveling with the Grandpops. Click the button below to explore Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island to Dayton, 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 Dayton to Hilton Head Island road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Dayton to Hilton Head Island?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 554 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 37 minutes
2 Dayton travel answers
25 Hilton Head Island travel answers

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Hilton Head Island Airports
  1. Hilton Head Airport
  2. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport



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