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Travel time from Oklahoma City to Tucumcari

Oklahoma City to Tucumcari airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Oklahoma City to Tucumcari? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Tucumcari, 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, 7:53 am:  start in Oklahoma City
drive for about 21 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:09 am at the latest

8:14 am:  Will Rogers World (OKC)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:39 am

8:44 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

9:44 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

10:14 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

10:29 am:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:39 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:58 am:  wheels up! take-off from OKC
fly for about 36 minutes in the air

11:34 am:  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is the same time as Oklahoma City, OK
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 12 minutes to the gate

11:46 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

2:40 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 54 minutes

2:55 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:05 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 22 minutes

3:27 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 24 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:51 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1 hour in the air

3:57 pm (local time):  Roswell International Air Center (ROW)
Tucumcari is 1 hour behind Oklahoma City
so the time in Oklahoma City is actually 4:57 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:01 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at ROW
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 7 hours to your destination

10:52 pm (local time):  arrive in Tucumcari

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from OKC to AMA 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 Oklahoma City to Tucumcari 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: 10 hours

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Flying non-stop from Oklahoma City to Tucumcari

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

Flight distance: 351 miles or 565 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 12 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 15 hours, 59 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 16x faster, and saves you about 15 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.

Tucumcari Airports
  1. Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
  2. Roswell International Air Center
  3. Santa Fe Municipal Airport
  4. Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Tucumcari

Looking at flights on American Airlines Inc. from OKC to DFW, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from DFW to ROW, 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 Oklahoma City to Tucumcari

The most common route is OKC to DFW, then connecting to ROW, 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. OKC to DFW to ROW
    Will Rogers World to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Roswell International Air Center
  2. OKC to PHX to ROW
    Will Rogers World to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Roswell International Air Center

Airlines that fly to Tucumcari

We picked American Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and ExpressJet Airlines 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. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  2. Envoy Air (MQ)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Tucumcari

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Tucumcari, New Mexico. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Tucumcari. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Tucumcari like What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari? Click the button below to explore Tucumcari 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 Tucumcari to Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma City to Tucumcari road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Oklahoma City to Tucumcari?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 351 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 12 minutes
Tucumcari is 1 hour behind Oklahoma City
31 Oklahoma City travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers

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