How long does it really take to fly from Myrtle Beach to New York City? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach New York City, 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, 7:11 am: start in Myrtle Beach
drive for about 7 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:13 am at the latest
7:18 am: Myrtle Beach International (MYR)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 8:43 am
7:48 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
8:48 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
9:18 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
9:33 am: board Spirit Air Lines flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route
9:43 am: this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 7 minutes
9:50 am: so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 11 minutes to taxi to the runway
10:01 am: wheels up! take-off from MYR
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air
11:24 am (local time): LaGuardia (LGA)
New York City is the same time as Myrtle Beach
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate
11:33 am (local time): arrive at the gate at LGA
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 24 minutes to your destination
11:57 am (local time): arrive in New York City
Total travel time: 5 hours
How far is New York City from Myrtle Beach? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.
Flight distance: 554 miles or 892 km
Flight time: 1 hour, 27 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 4 hours, 46 minutes.
Flying private is roughly 4.8x faster, and saves you about 4 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.
Looking at flights on Spirit Air Lines from MYR to LGA, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:
Based on these statistical results, we chose Sunday for the flight itinerary above.
The most common route is MYR to LGA, 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:
We picked Spirit Air Lines 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:
Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to New York, New York. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in New York City. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Standard New York. A great place to eat might be Katz's Delicatessen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in New York City like Central Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about New York City like Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days? Click the button below to explore New York City in detail.
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 New York City to Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach to New York City road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Myrtle Beach to New York City?
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