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Travel time from Fresno to Cincinnati

Fresno to Cincinnati airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Fresno 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.

Sunday, 9:04 am:  start in Fresno
drive for about 11 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:10 am at the latest

9:15 am:  Fresno Yosemite International (FAT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:40 am

9:45 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

10:45 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

11:15 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

11:30 am:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:40 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 16 minutes

11:56 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from FAT
fly for about 43 minutes in the air

12:58 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
Los Angeles, CA is the same time as Fresno, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 13 minutes to the gate

1:11 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

1:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 24 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

1:50 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 22 minutes

2:22 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:39 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 3.5 hours in the air

9:18 pm (local time):  Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)
Cincinnati is 3 hours ahead of Fresno
so the time in Fresno is actually 6:18 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

9:23 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

10:03 pm (local time):  arrive in Cincinnati

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from FAT to CVG 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 Fresno to Cincinnati 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: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Fresno to Cincinnati

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

Flight distance: 1,924 miles or 3096 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 21 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 9 hours, 58 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 2.5x faster, and saves you about 6 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 SkyWest Airlines Inc. from FAT to LAX, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from LAX 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 Sunday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Fresno to Cincinnati

Airlines that fly to Cincinnati

We picked SkyWest Airlines 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. 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 Fresno, 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 Fresno to Cincinnati road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Fresno to Cincinnati?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,924 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 21 minutes
Cincinnati is 3 hours ahead of Fresno
11 Fresno travel answers
35 Cincinnati travel answers

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