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Travel time from Salem to Reno


Salem to Reno airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Salem to Reno? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Reno, 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, 11:42 am:  start in Salem
drive for about 2.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:05 pm at the latest

2:10 pm:  Portland International (PDX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:35 pm

2:40 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

3:40 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

4:10 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

4:25 pm:  board Alaska Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:35 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 6 minutes

4:41 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:55 pm:  wheels up! take-off from PDX
fly for about 2 hours in the air

6:51 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
Los Angeles, CA is the same time as Portland, OR
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 12 minutes to the gate

7:03 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

8:30 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 87 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

8:45 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:55 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 16 minutes

9:11 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

9:29 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1 hour in the air

10:33 pm (local time):  Reno/Tahoe International (RNO)
Reno is the same time as Salem
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

10:38 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at RNO
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 10 minutes to your destination

10:47 pm (local time):  arrive in Reno

Total travel time: 11 hours

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Flying non-stop from Salem to Reno

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

Flight distance: 408 miles or 657 km

Flight time: 58 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 11 hours, 6 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 9.4x faster, and saves you about 10 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.


Reno Airports
  1. Reno-Tahoe International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Reno

Looking at flights on Alaska Airlines Inc. from PDX to LAX, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from LAX to RNO, 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 Salem to Reno

The most common route is PDX to LAX, then connecting to RNO, 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. PDX to LAX to RNO
    Portland International to Los Angeles International to Reno/Tahoe International
  2. PDX to SFO to RNO
    Portland International to San Francisco International to Reno/Tahoe International
  3. PDX to LAS to RNO
    Portland International to McCarran International to Reno/Tahoe International
  4. PDX to PHX to RNO
    Portland International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Reno/Tahoe International
  5. PDX to DEN to RNO
    Portland International to Denver International to Reno/Tahoe International
  6. PDX to SLC to RNO
    Portland International to Salt Lake City International to Reno/Tahoe International
  7. PDX to DFW to RNO
    Portland International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Reno/Tahoe International
  8. PDX to OAK to RNO
    Portland International to Metropolitan Oakland International to Reno/Tahoe International
  9. PDX to SAN to RNO
    Portland International to San Diego International to Reno/Tahoe International
  10. PDX to ORD to RNO
    Portland International to Chicago O'Hare International to Reno/Tahoe International
  11. PDX to MSP to RNO
    Portland International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Reno/Tahoe International
  12. PDX to ATL to RNO
    Portland International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Reno/Tahoe International
  13. PDX to JFK to RNO
    Portland International to John F. Kennedy International to Reno/Tahoe International
  14. PDX to LGB to RNO
    Portland International to Long Beach Airport to Reno/Tahoe International
  15. PDX to IAH to RNO
    Portland International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Reno/Tahoe International
  16. PDX to MDW to RNO
    Portland International to Chicago Midway International to Reno/Tahoe International
  17. PDX to DAL to RNO
    Portland International to Dallas Love Field to Reno/Tahoe International


Airlines that fly to Reno

We picked Alaska Airlines 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. Alaska Airlines Inc. (AS)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  5. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)


Plan a trip to Reno

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Reno, Nevada. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Reno. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Reno like Truckee River. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Reno like What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor? Click the button below to explore Reno 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 Reno to Salem, 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 Salem to Reno road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Salem to Reno?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 408 miles
flight time of 58 minutes
9 Salem travel answers
33 Reno travel answers










   
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