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Travel time from San Antonio to McKinney


San Antonio to McKinney airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from San Antonio to McKinney? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach McKinney, 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, 5:08 pm:  start in San Antonio
drive for about 22 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 6:25 pm at the latest

5:30 pm:  San Antonio International (SAT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 6:55 pm

6:00 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

7:00 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

7:30 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

7:45 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:55 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 1 minute

7:56 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:11 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SAT
fly for about 44 minutes in the air

8:55 pm (local time):  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
McKinney is the same time as San Antonio
taxi on the runway for an average of 12 minutes to the gate

9:07 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at DFW
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 1.5 hours to your destination

10:43 pm (local time):  arrive in McKinney

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from SAT to DFW 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 San Antonio to McKinney 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: 5 hours

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Flying non-stop from San Antonio to McKinney

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

Flight distance: 283 miles or 455 km

Flight time: 50 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, 35 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.2x 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.


McKinney Airports
  1. Dallas Love Field
  2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to McKinney

Looking at flights on American Airlines Inc. from SAT to DFW, 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 San Antonio to McKinney

The most common route is SAT to DFW, 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. SAT to DFW
    San Antonio International to Dallas/Fort Worth International
  2. SAT to DAL
    San Antonio International to Dallas Love Field


Airlines that fly to McKinney

We picked American 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. American Airlines Inc. (AA)


Plan a trip to McKinney

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to McKinney, Texas. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in McKinney. A great place to eat might be Densetsu Japanese Restaurant. Click the button below to explore McKinney 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 McKinney to San Antonio, 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 San Antonio to McKinney road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from San Antonio to McKinney?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 283 miles
flight time of 50 minutes
86 San Antonio travel answers
1 McKinney travel answer










   
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