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Travel time from Novato to Pleasanton

Novato to Pleasanton airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Novato to Pleasanton? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Pleasanton, 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, 9:50 am:  start in Novato
drive for about 1.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:48 am at the latest

11:23 am:  Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County (STS)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:18 pm

11:38 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

12:08 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

12:23 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

12:38 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:48 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 16 minutes

1:04 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:21 pm:  wheels up! take-off from STS
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

2:56 pm:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
Phoenix, AZ is the same time as Santa Rosa, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

3:02 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

3:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 33 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:50 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 13 minutes

4:13 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 9 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:22 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from SAN
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

6:06 pm (local time):  Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK)
Pleasanton is the same time as Novato
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

6:12 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at OAK
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 57 minutes to your destination

7:09 pm (local time):  arrive in Pleasanton

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Novato to Pleasanton

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

Flight distance: 49 miles or 79 km

Flight time: 36 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 9 hours, 19 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 15.6x faster, and saves you about 8.5 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.

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.

Pleasanton Airports
  1. Oakland International Airport
  2. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
  3. San Francisco International Airport
  4. Stockton Metropolitan Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Pleasanton

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from STS to PHX, and connecting flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from PHX to OAK, 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.

Airlines that fly to Pleasanton

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and Southwest Airlines Co. 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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. American Airlines Inc. (AA)

Plan a trip to Pleasanton

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Pleasanton, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Pleasanton. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton. A great place to eat might be Concannon Vineyard. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Pleasanton like Hacienda Crossings. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Pleasanton like Good Chinese restaurant in Pleasanton? Click the button below to explore Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton to Novato, 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 Novato to Pleasanton road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Novato to Pleasanton?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 49 miles
flight time of 36 minutes
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