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Travel time from Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh

Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Pittsburgh, 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, 7:39 am:  start in Leesburg (Virginia)
drive for about 1.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:15 am at the latest

9:20 am:  Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:45 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

10:50 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

11:20 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

11:35 am:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:45 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 21 minutes

12:06 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 22 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:28 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DCA
fly for about 40 minutes in the air

1:08 pm (local time):  Pittsburgh International (PIT)
Pittsburgh is the same time as Leesburg (Virginia)
taxi on the runway for an average of 3 minutes to the gate

1:11 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PIT
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 39 minutes to your destination

1:50 pm (local time):  arrive in Pittsburgh

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh

How far is Pittsburgh from Leesburg (Virginia)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 158 miles or 255 km

Flight time: 30 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, 11 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.5x 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.

Pittsburgh Airports
  1. Pittsburgh International Airport
  2. Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Pittsburgh

Looking at flights on American Airlines Inc. from DCA to PIT, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Thursday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh

The most common route is DCA to PIT, 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. BWI to PIT
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Pittsburgh International
  2. DCA to PIT
    Ronald Reagan Washington National to Pittsburgh International

Airlines that fly to Pittsburgh

We picked American Airlines 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. American Airlines Inc. (AA)

Plan a trip to Pittsburgh

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Pittsburgh. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. A great place to eat might be Primanti Brothers. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Pittsburgh like Andy Warhol Museum. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Pittsburgh like First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore? . Click the button below to explore Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to Leesburg (Virginia), 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 Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Leesburg (Virginia) to Pittsburgh?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 158 miles
flight time of 30 minutes
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