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Travel time from Florida to Cincinnati

Florida to Cincinnati airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Florida to Cincinnati? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Cincinnati, 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, 8:11 am:  start in Florida
drive for about 2.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:30 am at the latest

10:35 am:  Orlando International (MCO)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:00 pm

11:05 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

12:05 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

12:35 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

12:50 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:14 pm:  wheels up! take-off from MCO
fly for about 2 hours in the air

3:01 pm (local time):  Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)
Cincinnati is the same time as Florida
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

3:06 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CVG
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 40 minutes to your destination

3:46 pm (local time):  arrive in Cincinnati

Total travel time: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from Florida to Cincinnati

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

Flight distance: 797 miles or 1282 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 51 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 7 hours, 35 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.6x faster, and saves you about 6.5 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.

Cincinnati Airports
  1. Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport
  2. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Cincinnati

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from MCO to CVG, 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 Florida to Cincinnati

The most common route is MCO to CVG, 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. MCO to CVG
    Orlando International to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
  2. RSW to CVG
    Southwest Florida International to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
  3. TPA to CVG
    Tampa International to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
  4. FLL to CVG
    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
  5. MIA to CVG
    Miami International to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

Airlines that fly to Cincinnati

We picked Delta Air Lines 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)

Plan a trip to Cincinnati

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Cincinnati, Ohio. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Cincinnati. A great place to eat might be Rhinegeist Brewery. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Cincinnati like Washington Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Cincinnati like Best free things to do in Cincinnati? Click the button below to explore Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati to Florida, 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 Florida to Cincinnati road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Florida to Cincinnati?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 797 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 51 minutes
95 Florida travel answers
35 Cincinnati travel answers

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