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Travel time from Las Vegas to Lompoc



Las Vegas to Lompoc airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Las Vegas to Lompoc? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Lompoc, 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, 6:59 am:  start in Las Vegas
drive for about 21 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:15 am at the latest

7:20 am:  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 8:45 am

7:50 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

8:50 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

9:20 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

9:35 am:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

9:45 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 19 minutes

10:04 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:23 am:  wheels up! take-off from LAS
fly for about 1 hour in the air

11:35 am:  San Francisco International (SFO)
San Francisco, CA is the same time as Las Vegas, NV
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

11:45 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

12:09 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 24 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

12:24 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:34 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 22 minutes

12:56 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 21 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:17 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 39 minutes in the air

1:56 pm (local time):  Santa Maria Public/Capt. G. Allan Hancock Field (SMX)
Lompoc is the same time as Las Vegas
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

2:00 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SMX
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 54 minutes to your destination

2:53 pm (local time):  arrive in Lompoc

Total travel time: 8 hours




Flying non-stop from Las Vegas to Lompoc

How far is Lompoc 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: 318 miles or 512 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 7 hours, 54 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.9x faster, and saves you about 7 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Lompoc

Looking at flights on United Air Lines Inc. from LAS to SFO, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from SFO to SMX, 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 Lompoc

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. Virgin America (VX)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. JetBlue Airways (B6)
  5. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  6. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)




Plan a trip to Lompoc

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Lompoc, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Lompoc. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Ballard Inn & Restaurant. A great place to eat might be Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Lompoc like What is your favorite restaurant in Lompoc? Click the button below to explore Lompoc 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 Lompoc 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 Lompoc road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Las Vegas to Lompoc?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 318 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 8 minutes
274 Las Vegas travel answers
3 Lompoc travel answers

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Lompoc Airports
  1. Santa Maria Public Airport
  2. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
  3. San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport



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