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Travel time from District of Columbia to Ocean City (Maryland)


District of Columbia to Ocean City (Maryland) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from District of Columbia to Ocean City (Maryland)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Ocean City (Maryland), 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.


Saturday, 5:24 am:  start in District of Columbia
drive for about 10 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 6:29 am at the latest

5:34 am:  Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 6:59 am

6:04 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

7:04 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

7:34 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

7:49 am:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:59 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 3 minutes

8:02 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:19 am:  wheels up! take-off from DCA
fly for about 31 minutes in the air

8:50 am:  Philadelphia International (PHL)
Philadelphia, PA is the same time as Washington, DC
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

8:55 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

11:05 am:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 10 minutes

11:20 am:  board American Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:30 am:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:45 am:  wheels up again! take-off from PHL
fly for about 43 minutes in the air

12:28 pm (local time):  Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional (SBY)
Ocean City (Maryland) is the same time as District of Columbia
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

12:43 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SBY
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 hour to your destination

1:52 pm (local time):  arrive in Ocean City (Maryland)

Total travel time: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from District of Columbia to Ocean City (Maryland)

How far is Ocean City (Maryland) from District of Columbia? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 112 miles or 180 km

Flight time: 43 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, 28 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 11.7x 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.

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.


Ocean City (Maryland) Airports
  1. Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport



Airlines that fly to Ocean City (Maryland)

We picked American Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and American 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. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  2. US Airways Inc. (US)


Plan a trip to Ocean City (Maryland)

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

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 112 miles
flight time of 43 minutes
5 District of Columbia travel answers
7 Ocean City (Maryland) travel answers










   
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