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Travel time from Las Vegas to Fresno


Las Vegas to Fresno airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Las Vegas to Fresno? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Fresno, 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, 2:55 pm:  start in Las Vegas
drive for about 20 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:10 pm at the latest

3:15 pm:  McCarran International (LAS)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:40 pm

3:45 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

4:45 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

5:15 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

5:30 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:40 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 14 minutes

5:54 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:13 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LAS
fly for about 43 minutes in the air

6:56 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
Los Angeles, CA is the same time as Las Vegas, NV
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 11 minutes to the gate

7:07 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

7:25 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 18 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:40 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:50 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 16 minutes

8:06 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:26 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 38 minutes in the air

9:04 pm (local time):  Fresno Yosemite International (FAT)
Fresno is the same time as Las Vegas
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

9:09 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at FAT
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 11 minutes to your destination

9:20 pm (local time):  arrive in Fresno

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Las Vegas to Fresno

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

Flight distance: 261 miles or 420 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 8 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 6 hours, 25 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.4x 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.


Fresno Airports
  1. Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  2. Visalia Municipal Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Fresno

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from LAS to LAX, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from LAX to FAT, 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 Las Vegas to Fresno

The most common route is LAS to LAX, then connecting to FAT, 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. LAS to LAX to FAT
    McCarran International to Los Angeles International to Fresno Yosemite International
  2. LAS to SFO to FAT
    McCarran International to San Francisco International to Fresno Yosemite International
  3. LAS to DEN to FAT
    McCarran International to Denver International to Fresno Yosemite International
  4. LAS to SEA to FAT
    McCarran International to Seattle/Tacoma International to Fresno Yosemite International
  5. LAS to PHX to FAT
    McCarran International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Fresno Yosemite International
  6. LAS to SAN to FAT
    McCarran International to San Diego International to Fresno Yosemite International
  7. LAS to SLC to FAT
    McCarran International to Salt Lake City International to Fresno Yosemite International
  8. LAS to DFW to FAT
    McCarran International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Fresno Yosemite International
  9. LAS to PDX to FAT
    McCarran International to Portland International to Fresno Yosemite International
  10. LSV to YWG to FAT
    Nellis AFB to James Armstrong Richardson International to Fresno Yosemite International


Airlines that fly to Fresno

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. 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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. Virgin America (VX)
  4. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  5. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  6. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  7. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)


Plan a trip to Fresno

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

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 261 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 8 minutes
294 Las Vegas travel answers
5 Fresno travel answers










   
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