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Travel time from Sun Valley to Spokane


Sun Valley to Spokane airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Sun Valley to Spokane? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Spokane, 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, 9:27 am:  start in Sun Valley
drive for about 4.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:05 pm at the latest

2:10 pm:  Boise Air Terminal (BOI)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:35 pm

2:40 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

3:40 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

4:10 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

4:25 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:35 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:50 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BOI
fly for about 48 minutes in the air

4:38 pm (local time):  Spokane International (GEG)
Spokane is 1 hour behind Sun Valley
so the time in Sun Valley is actually 5:38 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

4:43 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at GEG
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 17 minutes to your destination

5:00 pm (local time):  arrive in Spokane

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Sun Valley to Spokane

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

Flight distance: 311 miles or 501 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 8 hours, 33 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.2x 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.


Spokane Airports
  1. Spokane International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Spokane

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from BOI to GEG, 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.



Airlines that fly to Spokane

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. 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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)


Plan a trip to Spokane

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Spokane, Washington. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Spokane. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Spokane like Riverfront Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Spokane like What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor? Click the button below to explore Spokane 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 Spokane to Sun Valley, 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 Sun Valley to Spokane road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Sun Valley to Spokane?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 311 miles
flight time of 50 minutes
Spokane is 1 hour behind Sun Valley
7 Sun Valley travel answers
16 Spokane travel answers










   
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