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Travel time from Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia)



Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Ashburn (Virginia), 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, 10:29 am:  start in Minneapolis
drive for about 21 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:45 am at the latest

10:50 am:  Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:15 pm

11:20 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

12:20 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

12:50 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

1:05 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:15 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 5 minutes

1:20 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:40 pm:  wheels up! take-off from MSP
fly for about 2 hours in the air

4:35 pm (local time):  Washington Dulles International (IAD)
Ashburn (Virginia) is 1 hour ahead of Minneapolis
so the time in Minneapolis is actually 3:35 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

4:40 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at IAD
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 20 minutes to your destination

5:00 pm (local time):  arrive in Ashburn (Virginia)

Total travel time: 6 hours




Flying non-stop from Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia)

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

Flight distance: 907 miles or 1460 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 53 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 5 hours, 31 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.5x faster, and saves you about 4.5 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 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Ashburn (Virginia)

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from MSP to IAD, 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 Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia)

The most common route is MSP to IAD, 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. MSP to DCA
    Minneapolis-St Paul International to Ronald Reagan Washington National
  2. MSP to BWI
    Minneapolis-St Paul International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall
  3. MSP to IAD
    Minneapolis-St Paul International to Washington Dulles International




Airlines that fly to Ashburn (Virginia)

We picked SkyWest 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)




Plan a trip to Ashburn (Virginia)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Ashburn, Virginia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Ashburn (Virginia). Trippy members can suggest things to do in Ashburn (Virginia) like Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Click the button below to explore Ashburn (Virginia) 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 Ashburn (Virginia) to Minneapolis, 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 Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Minneapolis to Ashburn (Virginia)?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 907 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 53 minutes
Ashburn (Virginia) is 1 hour ahead of Minneapolis
45 Minneapolis travel answers

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Ashburn (Virginia) Airports
  1. Washington Dulles International Airport
  2. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport



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