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Travel time from Salt Lake City to Delta


Salt Lake City to Delta airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Salt Lake City to Delta? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Delta, 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, 11:05 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 12:15 pm at the latest

11:20 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 12:45 pm

11:50 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

12:50 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

1:20 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

1:35 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:45 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 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:05 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SLC
fly for about 39 minutes in the air

2:44 pm (local time):  Grand Junction Regional (GJT)
Delta is the same time as Salt Lake City
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

2:48 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at GJT
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

4:36 pm (local time):  arrive in Delta

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Salt Lake City to Delta

How far is Delta 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: 247 miles or 397 km

Flight time: 43 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 5 hours, 31 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.7x faster, and saves you about 4.5 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.


Delta Airports
  1. Montrose Regional Airport
  2. Grand Junction Regional Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Delta

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from SLC to GJT, 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.



Airlines that fly to Delta

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)


Plan a trip to Delta

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

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 247 miles
flight time of 43 minutes
63 Salt Lake City travel answers
1 Delta travel answer










   
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