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Travel time from Morro Bay to Las Vegas

Morro Bay to Las Vegas airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Morro Bay to Las Vegas? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Las Vegas, 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, 2:11 pm:  start in Morro Bay
drive for about 44 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:20 pm at the latest

2:55 pm:  San Luis County Regional (SBP)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:50 pm

3:10 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

3:40 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

3:55 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

4:10 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:20 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 36 minutes

4:56 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SBP
fly for about 37 minutes in the air

5:52 pm:  San Francisco International (SFO)
San Francisco, CA is the same time as San Luis Obispo, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

5:57 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

6:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 38 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

6:50 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 21 minutes

7:21 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:37 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1 hour in the air

8:40 pm (local time):  McCarran International (LAS)
Las Vegas is the same time as Morro Bay
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

8:48 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LAS
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

9:07 pm (local time):  arrive in Las Vegas

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from SBP to LAS 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 Morro Bay to Las Vegas 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: 4 hours

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Flying non-stop from Morro Bay to Las Vegas

How far is Las Vegas from Morro Bay? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 326 miles or 524 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 9 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, 57 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6.9x faster, and saves you about 6 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.

Las Vegas Airports
  1. McCarran International Airport
  2. Boulder City Municipal Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Las Vegas

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from SBP to SFO, and connecting flights on United Air Lines Inc. from SFO to LAS, 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 Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Morro Bay to Las Vegas

The most common route is SBP to SFO, then connecting to LAS, 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. SBP to SFO to LAS
    San Luis County Regional to San Francisco International to McCarran International
  2. SMX to SFO to LAS
    Santa Maria Public/Capt. G. Allan Hancock Field to San Francisco International to McCarran International
  3. SBP to LAX to LAS
    San Luis County Regional to Los Angeles International to McCarran International
  4. SBP to PHX to LAS
    San Luis County Regional to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to McCarran International
  5. SBP to SEA to LAS
    San Luis County Regional to Seattle/Tacoma International to McCarran International

Airlines that fly to Las Vegas

We picked SkyWest Airlines 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  3. Virgin America (VX)
  4. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  5. JetBlue Airways (B6)
  6. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)

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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 Las Vegas to Morro Bay, 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 Morro Bay to Las Vegas road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Morro Bay to Las Vegas?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 326 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 9 minutes
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