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Travel time from Omaha to Minneapolis


Omaha to Minneapolis airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Omaha to Minneapolis? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Minneapolis, 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.


Tuesday, 9:25 am:  start in Omaha
drive for about 11 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:31 am at the latest

9:36 am:  Eppley Airfield (OMA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:01 am

10:06 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

11:06 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

11:36 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

11:51 am:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:01 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from OMA
fly for about 49 minutes in the air

1:04 pm (local time):  Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP)
Minneapolis is the same time as Omaha
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

1:11 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at MSP
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 21 minutes to your destination

1:32 pm (local time):  arrive in Minneapolis

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from OMA to MSP 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 Omaha to Minneapolis 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 Omaha to Minneapolis

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

Flight distance: 290 miles or 467 km

Flight time: 49 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, 8 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 3.4x faster, and saves you about 3 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.


Minneapolis Airports
  1. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Minneapolis

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from OMA to MSP, 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 Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.



Airlines that fly to Minneapolis

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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)


Plan a trip to Minneapolis

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Minneapolis. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America. A great place to eat might be The Bachelor Farmer. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Minneapolis like Lake Calhoun. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Minneapolis like Is the Mall of America worth visiting? Click the button below to explore Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to Omaha, 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 Omaha to Minneapolis road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Omaha to Minneapolis?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 290 miles
flight time of 49 minutes
24 Omaha travel answers
55 Minneapolis travel answers










   
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