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Travel time from Los Angeles to Grand Lake

Los Angeles to Grand Lake airports and flights

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

Sunday, 2:24 pm:  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 36 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:55 pm at the latest

3:00 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:25 pm

3:30 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

4:30 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

5:00 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

5:15 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:25 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 22 minutes

5:47 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:06 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LAX
fly for about 2 hours in the air

8:51 pm (local time):  Denver International (DEN)
Grand Lake is 1 hour ahead of Los Angeles
so the time in Los Angeles is actually 7:51 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

8:59 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at DEN
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 3.5 hours to your destination

Monday, 12:20 am (local time):  arrive in Grand Lake

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Los Angeles to Grand Lake

How far is Grand Lake from Los Angeles? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 807 miles or 1298 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 45 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 8 hours, 56 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.9x faster, and saves you about 8 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 medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, 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.

Grand Lake Airports
  1. Yampa Valley Regional Airport
  2. Denver International Airport
  3. Laramie Regional Airport
  4. Cheyenne Regional Airport
  5. Eagle County Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Grand Lake

Looking at flights on United Air Lines Inc. from LAX to DEN, 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 Sunday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Los Angeles to Grand Lake

The most common route is LAX to DEN, 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. LAX to DEN
    Los Angeles International to Denver International
  2. SNA to DEN
    John Wayne Airport-Orange County to Denver International
  3. BUR to DEN
    Bob Hope to Denver International
  4. ONT to DEN
    Ontario International to Denver International
  5. LAX to ASE
    Los Angeles International to Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field

Airlines that fly to Grand Lake

We picked United Air Lines 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. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  5. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  6. American Airlines Inc. (AA)

Plan a trip to Grand Lake

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Grand Lake, Colorado. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Grand Lake. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Stanley Hotel. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Grand Lake like Rocky Mountain National Park. Click the button below to explore Grand Lake 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 Grand Lake to Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles to Grand Lake road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Los Angeles to Grand Lake?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 807 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 45 minutes
Grand Lake is 1 hour ahead of Los Angeles
602 Los Angeles travel answers
5 Grand Lake travel answers

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