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Travel time from Kalispell to San Antonio


Kalispell to San Antonio airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Kalispell to San Antonio? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach San Antonio, 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, 12:51 pm:  start in Kalispell
drive for about 25 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 1:41 pm at the latest

1:16 pm:  Glacier Park International (FCA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:11 pm

1:31 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

2:01 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

2:16 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

2:31 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:41 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 7 minutes

2:48 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 24 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:12 pm:  wheels up! take-off from FCA
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:49 pm:  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is the same time as Kalispell, MT
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

4:57 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

7:15 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 18 minutes

7:30 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:40 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 11 minutes

7:51 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:06 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

10:49 pm (local time):  San Antonio International (SAT)
San Antonio is 1 hour ahead of Kalispell
so the time in Kalispell is actually 9:49 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

10:55 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SAT
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 22 minutes to your destination

11:17 pm (local time):  arrive in San Antonio

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from FCA to SAT 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 Kalispell to San Antonio 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: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Kalispell to San Antonio

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

Flight distance: 1,544 miles or 2485 km

Flight time: 3 hours, 35 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, 26 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 3.1x faster, and saves you about 6.5 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 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.


San Antonio Airports
  1. San Antonio International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to San Antonio

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from FCA to DEN, and connecting flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from DEN to SAT, 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 Kalispell to San Antonio

The most common route is FCA to DEN, then connecting to SAT, 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. FCA to DEN to SAT
    Glacier Park International to Denver International to San Antonio International
  2. FCA to SLC to SAT
    Glacier Park International to Salt Lake City International to San Antonio International
  3. FCA to LAX to SAT
    Glacier Park International to Los Angeles International to San Antonio International
  4. FCA to ORD to SAT
    Glacier Park International to Chicago O'Hare International to San Antonio International
  5. FCA to SFO to SAT
    Glacier Park International to San Francisco International to San Antonio International
  6. FCA to MSP to SAT
    Glacier Park International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to San Antonio International


Airlines that fly to San Antonio

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  4. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)


Plan a trip to San Antonio

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to San Antonio, Texas. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in San Antonio. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Hilton Palacio del Rio. A great place to eat might be Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia. Trippy members can suggest things to do in San Antonio like Riverwalk. Check out some of the questions people have asked about San Antonio like What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio? Click the button below to explore San Antonio 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 San Antonio to Kalispell, 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 Kalispell to San Antonio road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Kalispell to San Antonio?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,544 miles
flight time of 3 hours, 35 minutes
San Antonio is 1 hour ahead of Kalispell
3 Kalispell travel answers
74 San Antonio travel answers










   
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