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Travel time from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach

Tallahassee to Panama City Beach airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Panama City Beach, 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, 8:10 am:  start in Tallahassee
drive for about 15 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:20 am at the latest

8:25 am:  Tallahassee International (TLH)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:50 am

8:55 am:  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

9:55 am:  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

10:25 am:  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

10:40 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:50 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:03 am:  wheels up! take-off from TLH
fly for about 43 minutes in the air

11:46 am:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Tallahassee, FL
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

11:53 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

1:18 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 85 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

1:33 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:43 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 10 minutes

1:53 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:06 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 42 minutes in the air

1:48 pm (local time):  Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Panama City Beach is 1 hour behind Tallahassee
so the time in Tallahassee is actually 2:48 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 3 minutes to the gate

1:51 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at ECP
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 34 minutes to your destination

2:25 pm (local time):  arrive in Panama City Beach

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from TLH to ECP 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 Tallahassee to Panama City Beach 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: 3 hours

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Flying non-stop from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach

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

Flight distance: 93 miles or 149 km

Flight time: 41 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 7 hours, 14 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 10.6x faster, and saves you about 6.5 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.

Panama City Beach Airports
  1. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  2. Northwest Florida Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Panama City Beach

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from TLH to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to ECP, 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 Panama City Beach

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines 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)

Plan a trip to Panama City Beach

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Panama City Beach, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Panama City Beach. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Panama City Beach like Pier Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Panama City Beach like What to do and where to eat for families. Click the button below to explore Panama City Beach 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 Panama City Beach to Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee to Panama City Beach road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 93 miles
flight time of 41 minutes
Panama City Beach is 1 hour behind Tallahassee
13 Tallahassee travel answers
19 Panama City Beach travel answers

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