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Travel time from Glen Allen to Zebulon


Glen Allen to Zebulon airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Glen Allen to Zebulon? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Zebulon, 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, 7:55 am:  start in Glen Allen
drive for about 45 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:35 am at the latest

8:40 am:  Richmond International (RIC)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:05 am

9:10 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

10:10 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

10:40 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

10:55 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:05 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 19 minutes

11:24 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:40 am:  wheels up! take-off from RIC
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

1:01 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Richmond, VA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

1:08 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

2:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 87 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

2:50 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:00 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 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:15 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 5 minutes in the air

9:15 pm (local time):  Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
Zebulon is 6 hours ahead of Glen Allen
so the time in Glen Allen is actually 3:15 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

9:30 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at DUS
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 2 hours to your destination

11:33 pm (local time):  arrive in Zebulon

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from RIC to DUS 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 Glen Allen to Zebulon 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: 13 hours

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Flying non-stop from Glen Allen to Zebulon

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

Flight distance: 4,063 miles or 6539 km

Flight time: 8 hours, 38 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, 38 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.2x faster, and saves you about 1.5 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 fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, 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.





Alternate flights from Glen Allen to Zebulon

The most common route is RIC to ATL, then connecting to DUS, 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. RIC to ATL to DUS
    Richmond International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Dusseldorf Airport
  2. RIC to BOS to DUS
    Richmond International to Logan International to Dusseldorf Airport
  3. RIC to ORD to DUS
    Richmond International to Chicago O'Hare International to Dusseldorf Airport
  4. RIC to EWR to DUS
    Richmond International to Newark Liberty International to Dusseldorf Airport
  5. RIC to DTW to DUS
    Richmond International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Dusseldorf Airport
  6. RIC to MIA to DUS
    Richmond International to Miami International to Dusseldorf Airport


Airlines that fly to Zebulon

We picked Delta Air Lines 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  4. Lufthansa German Airlines (LH)


Plan a trip to Zebulon

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Bonn, Germany. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Zebulon. Click the button below to explore Zebulon 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 Zebulon to Glen Allen, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 4,063 miles
flight time of 8 hours, 38 minutes
Zebulon is 6 hours ahead of Glen Allen
1 Zebulon travel answer










   
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