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Travel time from Kansas City (Kansas) to Apple Valley (Minnesota)

Kansas City (Kansas) to Apple Valley (Minnesota) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Kansas City (Kansas) to Apple Valley (Minnesota)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Apple Valley (Minnesota), 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, 8:05 am:  start in Kansas City (Kansas)
drive for about 40 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:40 am at the latest

8:45 am:  Kansas City International (MCI)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:10 am

9:15 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

10:15 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

10:45 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

11:00 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:10 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 6 minutes

11:16 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:31 am:  wheels up! take-off from MCI
fly for about 1 hour in the air

12:33 pm (local time):  Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP)
Apple Valley (Minnesota) is the same time as Kansas City (Kansas)
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

12:38 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at MSP
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 31 minutes to your destination

1:09 pm (local time):  arrive in Apple Valley (Minnesota)

Total travel time: 5 hours

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Flying non-stop from Kansas City (Kansas) to Apple Valley (Minnesota)

How far is Apple Valley (Minnesota) from Kansas City (Kansas)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 394 miles or 635 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 1 minute

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, 4 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.1x faster, and saves you about 4 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.

Apple Valley (Minnesota) Airports
  1. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Apple Valley (Minnesota)

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from MCI to MSP, 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 Apple Valley (Minnesota)

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  4. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Apple Valley (Minnesota)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Apple Valley, Minnesota. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Apple Valley (Minnesota). If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America. A great place to eat might be The Bachelor Farmer. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Apple Valley (Minnesota) like Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Click the button below to explore Apple Valley (Minnesota) 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 Apple Valley (Minnesota) to Kansas City (Kansas), 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 Kansas City (Kansas) to Apple Valley (Minnesota) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Kansas City (Kansas) to Apple Valley (Minnesota)?

If you happen to know Kansas City (Kansas), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Kansas City (Kansas)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 394 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 1 minute
29 Kansas City (Kansas) travel answers
1 Apple Valley (Minnesota) travel answer

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