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Travel time from Salt Lake City to Blanding


Salt Lake City to Blanding airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Salt Lake City to Blanding? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Blanding, 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, 11:35 am:  start in Salt Lake City
drive for about 15 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:45 pm at the latest

11:50 am:  Salt Lake City International (SLC)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:15 pm

12:20 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

1:20 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

1:50 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

2:05 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:15 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 5 minutes

2:20 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:36 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SLC
fly for about 60 minutes in the air

3:36 pm:  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is the same time as Salt Lake City, UT
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

3:44 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

5:10 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 86 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

5:25 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:35 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 8 minutes

5:43 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:03 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 47 minutes in the air

6:50 pm (local time):  Durango La Plata County (DRO)
Blanding is the same time as Salt Lake City
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

6:55 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at DRO
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

11:55 pm (local time):  arrive in Blanding

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from SLC to CEZ 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 Salt Lake City to Blanding 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: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from Salt Lake City to Blanding

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

Flight distance: 252 miles or 406 km

Flight time: 1 hour

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 12 hours, 20 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 12.3x faster, and saves you about 11.5 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.


Blanding Airports
  1. Cortez Municipal Airport
  2. Canyonlands Field
  3. Durango-La Plata County Airport
  4. Four Corners Regional Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Blanding

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from SLC to DEN, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from DEN to DRO, 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 Salt Lake City to Blanding

The most common route is SLC to DEN, then connecting to DRO, 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. SLC to DEN to DRO
    Salt Lake City International to Denver International to Durango La Plata County
  2. SLC to PHX to DRO
    Salt Lake City International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Durango La Plata County
  3. SLC to DFW to DRO
    Salt Lake City International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Durango La Plata County


Airlines that fly to Blanding

We picked SkyWest 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  4. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  5. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)


Plan a trip to Blanding

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Blanding, Utah. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Blanding. Click the button below to explore Blanding 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 Blanding to Salt Lake City, 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 Salt Lake City to Blanding road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Salt Lake City to Blanding?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 252 miles
flight time of 1 hour
75 Salt Lake City travel answers










   
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