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Travel time from Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone

Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach West Yellowstone, 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.

Saturday, 1:20 pm:  start in Medora (North Dakota)
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:30 pm at the latest

3:05 pm:  Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt Regional (DIK)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:00 pm

3:20 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

3:50 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

4:05 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

4:20 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:30 pm:  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

4:45 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DIK
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

6:03 pm:  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is the same time as Dickinson, ND
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

6:18 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

6:55 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 37 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:10 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:20 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 16 minutes

7:36 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:55 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

9:17 pm (local time):  Bozeman Yellowstone International (BZN)
West Yellowstone is the same time as Medora (North Dakota)
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

9:22 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at BZN
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

Sunday, 1:13 am (local time):  arrive in West Yellowstone

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from DIK to JAC and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone

How far is West Yellowstone from Medora (North Dakota)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 398 miles or 640 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 18 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 11 hours, 53 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 11.9x faster, and saves you about 11 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.

West Yellowstone Airports
  1. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
  2. Idaho Falls Regional Airport
  3. Jackson Hole Airport

Airlines that fly to West Yellowstone

We picked United Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and United Air Lines 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  3. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)

Plan a trip to West Yellowstone

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to West Yellowstone, Montana. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in West Yellowstone. Click the button below to explore West Yellowstone 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 West Yellowstone to Medora (North Dakota), 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 Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Medora (North Dakota) to West Yellowstone?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 398 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 18 minutes
2 Medora (North Dakota) travel answers
8 West Yellowstone travel answers

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