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Travel time from Palm Springs to Fort Collins


Palm Springs to Fort Collins airports and flights

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


Wednesday, 9:28 am:  start in Palm Springs
drive for about 7 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:30 am at the latest

9:35 am:  Palm Springs International (PSP)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:00 am

10:05 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

11:05 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

11:35 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

11:50 am:  board Westjet flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:00 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 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from PSP
fly for about 2 hours in the air

2:19 pm:  Vancouver International (YVR)
Vancouver, Canada is the same time as Palm Springs, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

2:34 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

4:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 1 minute

4:50 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:15 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 5 minutes in the air

6:15 pm (local time):  Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field (CYS)
Fort Collins is 1 hour ahead of Palm Springs
so the time in Palm Springs is actually 5:15 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

6:30 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CYS
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 2 hours to your destination

8:36 pm (local time):  arrive in Fort Collins

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from PSP to CYS 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 Palm Springs to Fort Collins 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: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Palm Springs to Fort Collins

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

Flight distance: 784 miles or 1262 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 4 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, 7 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.1x faster, and saves you about 8 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 medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, 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.


Fort Collins Airports
  1. Cheyenne Regional Airport



Alternate flights from Palm Springs to Fort Collins

The most common route is PSP to YVR, then connecting to CYS, 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. PSP to YVR to CYS
    Palm Springs International to Vancouver International to Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field
  2. PSP to YYC to CYS
    Palm Springs International to Calgary International to Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field
  3. PSP to YEG to CYS
    Palm Springs International to Edmonton International to Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field
  4. PSP to YYZ to CYS
    Palm Springs International to Lester B. Pearson International to Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field
  5. PSP to YWG to CYS
    Palm Springs International to James Armstrong Richardson International to Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field


Airlines that fly to Fort Collins

We picked Westjet for your main flight, and United Air Lines 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. Westjet (WS)
  2. London Air Services Limited (14Q)
  3. Air Canada rouge LP (RV)
  4. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)


Plan a trip to Fort Collins

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Fort Collins, Colorado. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Fort Collins. A great place to eat might be Sonny Lubick Steakhouse. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Fort Collins like New Belgium Brewing. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Fort Collins like Gift certificate idea for a Fort Collins resident? Click the button below to explore Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins to Palm Springs, 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 Palm Springs to Fort Collins road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Palm Springs to Fort Collins?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 784 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 4 minutes
Fort Collins is 1 hour ahead of Palm Springs
49 Palm Springs travel answers
24 Fort Collins travel answers










   
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