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Travel time from Galveston to Amarillo

Galveston to Amarillo airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Galveston to Amarillo? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Amarillo, 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, 9:43 am:  start in Galveston
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:30 pm at the latest

11:35 am:  William P Hobby (HOU)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:00 pm

12:05 pm:  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

1:05 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

1:35 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

1:50 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 10 minutes

2:10 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 11 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:21 pm:  wheels up! take-off from HOU
fly for about 43 minutes in the air

3:04 pm:  Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Dallas, TX is the same time as Houston, TX
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

3:09 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

3:40 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 31 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:55 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:05 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 3 minutes

4:08 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 11 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:19 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 54 minutes in the air

5:13 pm (local time):  Rick Husband Amarillo International (AMA)
Amarillo is the same time as Galveston
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

5:17 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at AMA
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 21 minutes to your destination

5:38 pm (local time):  arrive in Amarillo

Total travel time: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from Galveston to Amarillo

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

Flight distance: 579 miles or 932 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 40 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, 55 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.9x faster, and saves you about 7 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.

Amarillo Airports
  1. Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Amarillo

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from HOU to DAL, and connecting flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from DAL to AMA, 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 Galveston to Amarillo

The most common route is HOU to DAL, then connecting to AMA, 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. HOU to DAL to AMA
    William P Hobby to Dallas Love Field to Rick Husband Amarillo International
  2. HOU to DEN to AMA
    William P Hobby to Denver International to Rick Husband Amarillo International
  3. HOU to LAS to AMA
    William P Hobby to McCarran International to Rick Husband Amarillo International
  4. HOU to DFW to AMA
    William P Hobby to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Rick Husband Amarillo International

Airlines that fly to Amarillo

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. for your main flight, and Southwest Airlines Co. 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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)

Plan a trip to Amarillo

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Amarillo, Texas. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Amarillo. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Amarillo like THING TO SEE. Click the button below to explore Amarillo 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 Amarillo to Galveston, 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 Galveston to Amarillo road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Galveston to Amarillo?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 579 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 40 minutes
18 Galveston travel answers
29 Amarillo travel answers

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