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Travel time from Ontario to Savannah

Ontario to Savannah airports and flights

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

Saturday, 8:52 am:  start in Ontario
drive for about 9 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:56 am at the latest

9:01 am:  Ontario International (ONT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:26 am

9:31 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

10:31 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

11:01 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

11:16 am:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:26 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 28 minutes

11:54 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:11 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ONT
fly for about 3 hours in the air

4:59 pm (local time):  George Bush Intercontinental/Houston (IAH)
Houston, TX is 2 hours ahead of Ontario, CA
so the time in Ontario is actually 2:59 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

5:14 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

6:45 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 91 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:00 pm (local time):  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:10 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 10 minutes

7:20 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:36 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from ORD
fly for about 2 hours in the air

10:22 pm (local time):  Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV)
Savannah is 1 hour ahead of Houston, TX
and 3 hours ahead of Ontario
so the time in Ontario is actually 7:22 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

10:29 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SAV
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 20 minutes to your destination

10:49 pm (local time):  arrive in Savannah

Total travel time: 11 hours

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Flying non-stop from Ontario to Savannah

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

Flight distance: 2,114 miles or 3402 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 44 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 10 hours, 57 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 2.7x faster, and saves you about 7 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 fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, 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.

Savannah Airports
  1. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
  2. Hilton Head Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Savannah

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from ONT to IAH, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from IAH to SAV, 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 Saturday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Savannah

We picked SkyWest 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Savannah

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Savannah, Georgia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Savannah. A great place to eat might be Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Savannah like Forsyth Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Savannah like places to stay, things to do, restaurants. Click the button below to explore Savannah 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 Savannah to Ontario, 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 Ontario to Savannah road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Ontario to Savannah?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 2,114 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 44 minutes
Savannah is 3 hours ahead of Ontario
92 Savannah travel answers

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