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Travel time from Pasadena to San Clemente


Pasadena to San Clemente airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Pasadena to San Clemente? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach San Clemente, 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, 1:18 pm:  start in Pasadena
drive for about 1 hour
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:15 pm at the latest

2:20 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:45 pm

2:50 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

3:50 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

4:20 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

4:35 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:45 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 42 minutes

5:27 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 24 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:51 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LAX
fly for about 54 minutes in the air

6:45 pm:  San Francisco International (SFO)
San Francisco, CA is the same time as Los Angeles, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

6:50 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

6:55 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 5 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:10 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:20 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 19 minutes

7:39 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 12 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:51 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from SJC
fly for about 1 hour in the air

8:54 pm (local time):  John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA)
San Clemente is the same time as Pasadena
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

9:01 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SNA
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 1 hour to your destination

10:10 pm (local time):  arrive in San Clemente

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Pasadena to San Clemente

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

Flight distance: 58 miles or 94 km

Flight time: 18 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 8 hours, 52 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 17.2x faster, and saves you about 8.5 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.


San Clemente Airports
  1. John Wayne Airport
  2. McClellan-Palomar Airport
  3. Long Beach Airport
  4. LA/Ontario International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to San Clemente

Looking at flights on United Air Lines Inc. from LAX to SFO, and connecting flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from SFO to SNA, 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 Pasadena to San Clemente

The most common route is LAX to SFO, then connecting to SNA, 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. LAX to SFO to SNA
    Los Angeles International to San Francisco International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  2. LAX to LAS to SNA
    Los Angeles International to McCarran International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  3. LAX to SEA to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Seattle/Tacoma International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  4. LAX to PHX to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  5. LAX to DEN to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Denver International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  6. LAX to ORD to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Chicago O'Hare International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  7. LAX to DFW to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  8. LAX to OAK to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Metropolitan Oakland International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  9. LAX to SJC to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  10. LAX to ATL to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  11. LAX to SLC to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Salt Lake City International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  12. LAX to SMF to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Sacramento International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  13. LAX to IAH to SNA
    Los Angeles International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  14. LAX to EWR to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Newark Liberty International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  15. LAX to PDX to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Portland International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  16. LAX to MSP to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  17. LAX to DAL to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Dallas Love Field to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  18. LAX to AUS to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Austin - Bergstrom International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  19. LAX to MDW to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Chicago Midway International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  20. LAX to HOU to SNA
    Los Angeles International to William P Hobby to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  21. LAX to STL to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Lambert-St. Louis International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  22. LAX to MCI to SNA
    Los Angeles International to Kansas City International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  23. LAX to PVR to CLD
    Los Angeles International to Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International to McClellan-Palomar


Airlines that fly to San Clemente

We picked United Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Southwest Airlines Co. 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. Virgin America (VX)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  5. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  6. American Airlines Inc. (AA)


Plan a trip to San Clemente

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to San Clemente, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in San Clemente. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. A great place to eat might be Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach. Trippy members can suggest things to do in San Clemente like Dana Point Harbor. Check out some of the questions people have asked about San Clemente like Best free things to do in San Clemente? Click the button below to explore San Clemente 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 San Clemente to Pasadena, 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 Pasadena to San Clemente road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Pasadena to San Clemente?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 58 miles
flight time of 18 minutes
31 Pasadena travel answers
6 San Clemente travel answers










   
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