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Travel time from Salt Lake City to Winnemucca

Salt Lake City to Winnemucca airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Salt Lake City to Winnemucca? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Winnemucca, 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, 8:21 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 9:31 am at the latest

8:36 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 10:01 am

9:06 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

10:06 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

10:36 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

10:51 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:01 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 6 minutes

11:07 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:24 am:  wheels up! take-off from SLC
fly for about 1 hour in the air

11:31 am (local time):  Reno/Tahoe International (RNO)
Winnemucca is 1 hour behind Salt Lake City
so the time in Salt Lake City is actually 12:31 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

11:36 am (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 7.5 hours to your destination

7:00 pm (local time):  arrive in Winnemucca

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from SLC to EKO 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 Winnemucca 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: 11 hours

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Flying non-stop from Salt Lake City to Winnemucca

How far is Winnemucca 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: 306 miles or 493 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 11 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, 39 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 11.7x faster, and saves you about 10.5 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.

Winnemucca Airports
  1. Elko Regional Airport
  2. Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Winnemucca

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from SLC 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 Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Winnemucca

We picked Delta Air Lines 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Winnemucca

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

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 306 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 11 minutes
Winnemucca is 1 hour behind Salt Lake City
75 Salt Lake City travel answers
4 Winnemucca travel answers

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