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Travel time from Hoover to Paducah

Hoover to Paducah airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Hoover to Paducah? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Paducah, 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, 9:51 am:  start in Hoover
drive for about 34 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:20 am at the latest

10:25 am:  Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International (BHM)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:50 am

10:55 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

11:55 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

12:25 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

12:40 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:50 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 17 minutes

1:07 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:20 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BHM
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

3:02 pm:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is the same time as Birmingham, AL
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

3:11 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

5:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 24 minutes

5:50 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 13 minutes

6:13 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:31 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from ORD
fly for about 54 minutes in the air

7:25 pm (local time):  Barkley Regional (PAH)
Paducah is the same time as Hoover
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

7:29 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PAH
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 29 minutes to your destination

7:58 pm (local time):  arrive in Paducah

Total travel time: 10 hours

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Flying non-stop from Hoover to Paducah

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

Flight distance: 273 miles or 439 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 3 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 10 hours, 7 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 10.1x faster, and saves you about 9 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.

Paducah Airports
  1. Barkley Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Paducah

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from BHM to ORD, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from ORD to PAH, 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 Paducah

We picked ExpressJet 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Paducah

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 273 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 3 minutes
4 Paducah travel answers

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