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Travel time from Detroit to Urbana (Illinois)


Detroit to Urbana (Illinois) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Detroit to Urbana (Illinois)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Urbana (Illinois), 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, 9:49 am:  start in Detroit
drive for about 54 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:38 am at the latest

10:43 am:  Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:08 pm

11:13 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

12:13 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

12:43 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

12:58 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:08 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 4 minutes

1:12 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:28 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DTW
fly for about 1 hour in the air

1:29 pm (local time):  Central Illinois Regional (BMI)
Urbana (Illinois) is 1 hour behind Detroit
so the time in Detroit is actually 2:29 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

1:34 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at BMI
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 2.5 hours to your destination

3:49 pm (local time):  arrive in Urbana (Illinois)

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from DTW to CMI 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 Detroit to Urbana (Illinois) 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

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Flying non-stop from Detroit to Urbana (Illinois)

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

Flight distance: 309 miles or 498 km

Flight time: 55 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, 60 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.4x faster, and saves you about 5.5 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.


Urbana (Illinois) Airports
  1. University of Illinois Willard Airport
  2. Decatur Airport
  3. Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal


Best day of the week to fly to Urbana (Illinois)

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from DTW to BMI, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Wednesday for the flight itinerary above.



Airlines that fly to Urbana (Illinois)

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)


Plan a trip to Urbana (Illinois)

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

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 309 miles
flight time of 55 minutes
Urbana (Illinois) is 1 hour behind Detroit
27 Detroit travel answers
1 Urbana (Illinois) travel answer










   
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