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Travel time from Sheboygan to Wausau



Sheboygan to Wausau airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Sheboygan to Wausau? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Wausau, 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, 7:03 am:  start in Sheboygan
drive for about 4.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:34 pm at the latest

11:39 am:  Dane County Regional-Truax Field (MSN)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:04 pm

12:09 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

1:09 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

1:39 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

1:54 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:04 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 11 minutes

2:15 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:31 pm:  wheels up! take-off from MSN
fly for about 29 minutes in the air

3:00 pm:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is the same time as Madison, WI
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 14 minutes to the gate

3:14 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

4:20 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 66 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

4:35 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:45 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 12 minutes

4:57 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 24 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:21 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from ORD
fly for about 41 minutes in the air

6:02 pm (local time):  Central Wisconsin (CWA)
Wausau is the same time as Sheboygan
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

6:07 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CWA
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 38 minutes to your destination

6:45 pm (local time):  arrive in Wausau

Total travel time: 12 hours




Flying non-stop from Sheboygan to Wausau

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

Flight distance: 126 miles or 203 km

Flight time: 45 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, 42 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 15.5x 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 Wausau

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from MSN to ORD, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from ORD to CWA, 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 Sheboygan to Wausau

The most common route is MSN to ORD, then connecting to CWA, 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. MSN to ORD to CWA
    Dane County Regional-Truax Field to Chicago O'Hare International to Central Wisconsin
  2. MSN to MSP to CWA
    Dane County Regional-Truax Field to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Central Wisconsin




Airlines that fly to Wausau

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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  4. Envoy Air (MQ)




Plan a trip to Wausau

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

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 126 miles
flight time of 45 minutes
1 Wausau travel answer

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Wausau Airports
  1. Central Wisconsin Airport
  2. Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport



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