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Travel time from Omaha to Wichita


Omaha to Wichita airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Omaha to Wichita? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Wichita, 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, 12:30 pm:  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 1:36 pm at the latest

12:41 pm:  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 2:06 pm

1:11 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

2:11 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

2:41 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

2:56 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:06 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 78 minutes

4:24 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:38 pm:  wheels up! take-off from OMA
fly for about 1 hour in the air

5:46 pm:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is the same time as Omaha, NE
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

5:56 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

7:43 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 1 hour, 47 minutes

7:58 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:08 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 16 minutes

8:24 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 22 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:46 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

10:20 pm (local time):  Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National (ICT)
Wichita is the same time as Omaha
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

10:25 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at ICT
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 18 minutes to your destination

10:43 pm (local time):  arrive in Wichita

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from OMA to ICT 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 Wichita 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 Wichita

How far is Wichita 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: 257 miles or 414 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 1 minute

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 10 hours, 13 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 10.2x faster, and saves you about 9 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.


Wichita Airports
  1. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Wichita

Looking at flights on United Air Lines Inc. from OMA to ORD, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from ORD to ICT, 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 Omaha to Wichita

The most common route is OMA to ORD, then connecting to ICT, 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. OMA to ORD to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Chicago O'Hare International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  2. OMA to DEN to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Denver International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  3. OMA to ATL to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  4. OMA to MSP to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  5. OMA to IAH to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  6. OMA to PHX to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  7. OMA to MDW to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Chicago Midway International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  8. OMA to STL to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Lambert-St. Louis International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  9. OMA to DFW to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  10. OMA to LAS to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to McCarran International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  11. OMA to DAL to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Dallas Love Field to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  12. OMA to SEA to ICT
    Eppley Airfield to Seattle/Tacoma International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  13. OFF to YYZ to ICT
    Offutt AFB to Lester B. Pearson International to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National


Airlines that fly to Wichita

We picked United Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and SkyWest 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. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  3. Envoy Air (MQ)
  4. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)


Plan a trip to Wichita

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Wichita, Kansas. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Wichita. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Wichita like Good restaurant for a group? Click the button below to explore Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Omaha to Wichita?

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 257 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 1 minute
24 Omaha travel answers
8 Wichita travel answers










   
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