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Travel time from Sacramento to Barstow

Sacramento to Barstow airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Sacramento to Barstow? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Barstow, 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, 7:28 am:  start in Sacramento
drive for about 28 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:51 am at the latest

7:56 am:  Sacramento International (SMF)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:21 am

8:26 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

9:26 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

9:56 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

10:11 am:  board JetBlue Airways flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:21 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:34 am:  wheels up! take-off from SMF
fly for about 1 hour in the air

11:37 am (local time):  Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Barstow is the same time as Sacramento
taxi on the runway for an average of 3 minutes to the gate

11:40 am (local time):  arrive at the gate at LGB
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 5 hours to your destination

4:35 pm (local time):  arrive in Barstow

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Sacramento to Barstow

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

Flight distance: 355 miles or 571 km

Flight time: 54 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 9 hours, 8 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.4x 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.

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.

Barstow Airports
  1. LA/Ontario International Airport
  2. John Wayne Airport
  3. Bob Hope Airport
  4. Long Beach Airport
  5. Palm Springs International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Barstow

Looking at flights on JetBlue Airways from SMF to LGB, 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.

Alternate flights from Sacramento to Barstow

The most common route is SMF to LGB, 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. SMF to BUR
    Sacramento International to Bob Hope
  2. SMF to SNA
    Sacramento International to John Wayne Airport-Orange County
  3. SMF to ONT
    Sacramento International to Ontario International
  4. SMF to LGB
    Sacramento International to Long Beach Airport

Airlines that fly to Barstow

We picked JetBlue Airways 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. JetBlue Airways (B6)

Plan a trip to Barstow

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Barstow, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Barstow. A great place to eat might be Del Taco. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Barstow like What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor? Click the button below to explore Barstow 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 Barstow to Sacramento, 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 Sacramento to Barstow road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Sacramento to Barstow?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 355 miles
flight time of 54 minutes
40 Sacramento travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers

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