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Travel time from London to Roanoke Rapids

London to Roanoke Rapids airports and flights

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

Tuesday, 8:21 am:  start in London
drive for about 44 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:00 am at the latest

9:05 am:  London Heathrow (LHR)
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

9:35 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

10:35 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

11:05 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

11:20 am:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:30 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

11:45 am:  wheels up! take-off from LHR
fly for about 8 hours in the air

2:52 pm (local time):  Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)
Roanoke Rapids is 5 hours behind London
so the time in London is actually 7:52 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

3:07 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at RDU
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 4 hours to your destination

6:53 pm (local time):  arrive in Roanoke Rapids

Total travel time: 16 hours

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Flying non-stop from London to Roanoke Rapids

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

Flight distance: 3,812 miles or 6134 km

Flight time: 8 hours, 7 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 15 hours, 32 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.9x faster, and saves you about 7.5 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. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking 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.

Roanoke Rapids Airports
  1. Pitt-Greenville Airport
  2. Richmond International Airport
  3. Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  4. Norfolk International Airport
  5. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Alternate flights from London to Roanoke Rapids

The most common route is LHR to RDU, 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. LHR to RDU
    London Heathrow to Raleigh-Durham International
  2. BQH to RDU
    Biggin Hill to Raleigh-Durham International

Airlines that fly to Roanoke Rapids

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 Roanoke Rapids

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Roanoke Rapids. Click the button below to explore Roanoke Rapids 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 Roanoke Rapids to London, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 3,812 miles
flight time of 8 hours, 7 minutes
Roanoke Rapids is 5 hours behind London
612 London travel answers

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