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Travel time from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia)

Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Charleston (West Virginia), 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.

Friday, 10:42 am:  start in Simpsonville (Kentucky)
drive for about 1 hour
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:40 pm at the latest

11:45 am:  Louisville International-Standiford Field (SDF)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:10 pm

12:15 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

1:15 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

1:45 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

2:00 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:10 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 20 minutes

2:30 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:46 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SDF
fly for about 59 minutes in the air

3:45 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Louisville, KY
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

3:52 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

5:03 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 71 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

5:18 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:28 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:42 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from ORD
fly for about 57 minutes in the air

6:39 pm (local time):  Yeager (CRW)
Charleston (West Virginia) is the same time as Simpsonville (Kentucky)
taxi on the runway for an average of 2 minutes to the gate

6:41 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CRW
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 8 minutes to your destination

6:49 pm (local time):  arrive in Charleston (West Virginia)

Total travel time: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia)

How far is Charleston (West Virginia) from Simpsonville (Kentucky)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 203 miles or 326 km

Flight time: 31 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 8 hours, 7 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 10.2x faster, and saves you about 7.5 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.

Charleston (West Virginia) Airports
  1. Yeager Airport
  2. Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Charleston (West Virginia)

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from SDF to ATL, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from ATL to CRW, 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 Friday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia)

The most common route is SDF to ATL, then connecting to CRW, 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. SDF to ATL to CRW
    Louisville International-Standiford Field to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Yeager
  2. SDF to ORD to CRW
    Louisville International-Standiford Field to Chicago O'Hare International to Yeager
  3. SDF to IAH to CRW
    Louisville International-Standiford Field to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Yeager

Airlines that fly to Charleston (West Virginia)

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and ExpressJet 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Charleston (West Virginia)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Charleston, West Virginia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Charleston (West Virginia). Check out some of the questions people have asked about Charleston (West Virginia) like Historic sites. Click the button below to explore Charleston (West Virginia) 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 Charleston (West Virginia) to Simpsonville (Kentucky), 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 Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia)?

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 203 miles
flight time of 31 minutes
15 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers

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