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Travel time from Telluride to College Station

Telluride to College Station airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Telluride to College Station? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach College Station, 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.

Sunday, 8:25 am:  start in Telluride
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:20 am at the latest

10:25 am:  Montrose Regional (MTJ)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:50 am

10:55 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

11:55 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

12:25 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

12:40 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:50 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 25 minutes

1:15 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:32 pm:  wheels up! take-off from MTJ
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:06 pm (local time):  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is 1 hour ahead of Montrose/Delta, CO
so the time in Telluride is actually 3:06 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

4:15 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

4:40 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 25 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

4:55 pm (local time):  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:05 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 32 minutes

5:37 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 21 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:58 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from DEN
fly for about 31 minutes in the air

6:29 pm (local time):  Easterwood Field (CLL)
College Station is 1 hour ahead of Telluride
so the time in Telluride is actually 5:29 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

6:33 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CLL
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 10 minutes to your destination

6:43 pm (local time):  arrive in College Station

Total travel time: 9 hours

Flying non-stop from Telluride to College Station

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

Flight distance: 827 miles or 1330 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 9 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 9 hours, 18 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.6x 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. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking 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 College Station

Looking at flights on American Airlines Inc. from MTJ to DFW, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from DFW to CLL, 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 Sunday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Telluride to College Station

The most common route is MTJ to DFW, then connecting to CLL, 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. MTJ to DFW to CLL
    Montrose Regional to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Easterwood Field
  2. MTJ to IAH to CLL
    Montrose Regional to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Easterwood Field

Airlines that fly to College Station

We picked American Airlines 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. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Envoy Air (MQ)

Plan a trip to College Station

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 827 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 9 minutes
College Station is 1 hour ahead of Telluride
20 Telluride travel answers


College Station Airports
  1. Easterwood Airport

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