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Travel time from Gillette to Rock Springs

Gillette to Rock Springs airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Gillette to Rock Springs? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Rock Springs, 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, 11:45 am:  start in Gillette
drive for about 13 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:23 pm at the latest

11:58 am:  Gillette Campbell County (GCC)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:53 pm

12:13 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

12:43 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

12:58 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

1:13 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:23 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 10 minutes

1:33 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:48 pm:  wheels up! take-off from GCC
fly for about 54 minutes in the air

2:42 pm:  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is the same time as Gillette, WY
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

2:51 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

3:25 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 34 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:40 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:50 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:07 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 48 minutes in the air

4:55 pm (local time):  Rock Springs Sweetwater County (RKS)
Rock Springs is the same time as Gillette
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:59 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at RKS
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

5:20 pm (local time):  arrive in Rock Springs

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from GCC to RKS 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 Gillette to Rock Springs 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: 4 hours

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Flying non-stop from Gillette to Rock Springs

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

Flight distance: 265 miles or 426 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 2 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 5 hours, 35 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.6x faster, and saves you about 4.5 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.

Rock Springs Airports
  1. Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Rock Springs

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from GCC to DEN, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from DEN to RKS, 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.

Airlines that fly to Rock Springs

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and SkyWest 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Rock Springs

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Rock Springs, Wyoming. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Rock Springs. Click the button below to explore Rock Springs 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 Rock Springs to Gillette, 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 Gillette to Rock Springs road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Gillette to Rock Springs?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 265 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 2 minutes
1 Gillette travel answer
2 Rock Springs travel answers

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