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Travel time from Santa Ana to Blythe



Santa Ana to Blythe airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Santa Ana to Blythe? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Blythe, 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, 1:43 pm:  start in Santa Ana
drive for about 1.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:20 pm at the latest

3:25 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:50 pm

3:55 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

4:55 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

5:25 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

5:40 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:50 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 21 minutes

6:11 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 12 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:23 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LAX
fly for about 58 minutes in the air

7:21 pm:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
Phoenix, AZ is the same time as Los Angeles, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

7:28 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

8:55 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

9:10 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

9:20 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 6 minutes

9:26 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 22 minutes to taxi to the runway

9:48 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 31 minutes in the air

10:19 pm (local time):  Yuma MCAS/Yuma International (YUM)
Blythe is the same time as Santa Ana
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

10:23 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at YUM
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 3.5 hours to your destination

Friday, 1:41 am (local time):  arrive in Blythe

Total travel time: 12 hours




Flying non-stop from Santa Ana to Blythe

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

Flight distance: 189 miles or 304 km

Flight time: 42 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, 58 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 12.5x faster, and saves you about 11 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Blythe

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from LAX to PHX, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from PHX to YUM, 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 Santa Ana to Blythe

The most common route is LAX to PHX, then connecting to YUM, 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. LAX to PHX to YUM
    Los Angeles International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Yuma MCAS/Yuma International
  2. SNA to PHX to YUM
    John Wayne Airport-Orange County to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Yuma MCAS/Yuma International
  3. BUR to PHX to YUM
    Bob Hope to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Yuma MCAS/Yuma International




Airlines that fly to Blythe

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




Plan a trip to Blythe

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

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 189 miles
flight time of 42 minutes
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Blythe Airports
  1. Yuma International Airport
  2. Imperial County Airport
  3. General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport



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