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Travel time from Klamath Falls to Sacramento

Klamath Falls to Sacramento airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Klamath Falls to Sacramento? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Sacramento, 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.

Wednesday, 9:20 am:  start in Klamath Falls
drive for about 15 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:00 am at the latest

9:35 am:  Crater Lake Klamath Regional (LMT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:30 am

9:50 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

10:20 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

10:35 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

10:50 am:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:00 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
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

11:15 am:  wheels up! take-off from LMT
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

12:53 pm:  San Francisco International (SFO)
San Francisco, CA is the same time as Klamath Falls, OR
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 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

1:50 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 42 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

2:05 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:15 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 23 minutes

2:38 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 23 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:01 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from SFO
fly for about 21 minutes in the air

3:22 pm (local time):  Sacramento International (SMF)
Sacramento is the same time as Klamath Falls
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

3:27 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SMF
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 28 minutes to your destination

3:55 pm (local time):  arrive in Sacramento

Total travel time: 7 hours

Flying non-stop from Klamath Falls to Sacramento

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

Flight distance: 252 miles or 405 km

Flight time: 1 hour

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 6 hours, 35 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.6x faster, and saves you about 5.5 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.

Airlines that fly to Sacramento

We picked United Air Lines 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. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Sacramento

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Sacramento, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Sacramento. A great place to eat might be Ella Dining Room & Bar. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Sacramento like California State Railroad Museum. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Sacramento like Things to do and see in Sacramento. Click the button below to explore Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Klamath Falls, 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 Klamath Falls to Sacramento road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Klamath Falls to Sacramento?

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 252 miles
flight time of 1 hour
5 Klamath Falls travel answers
39 Sacramento travel answers


Sacramento Airports
  1. Sacramento International Airport
  2. Stockton Metropolitan Airport

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