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Travel time from Tucson to Midland



Tucson to Midland airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Tucson to Midland? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Midland, 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, 8:04 am:  start in Tucson
drive for about 21 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:  Tucson International (TUS)
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 SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:50 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 65 minutes

11:55 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:12 pm:  wheels up! take-off from TUS
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

1:42 pm:  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is the same time as Tucson, AZ
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

1:50 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

1:37 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about -13 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

1:52 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:02 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 3 minutes

2:05 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:20 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DFW
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

5:39 pm (local time):  Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF)
Midland is 1 hour ahead of Denver, CO
and 2 hours ahead of Tucson
so the time in Tucson is actually 3:39 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

5:47 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at MAF
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 25 minutes to your destination

6:12 pm (local time):  arrive in Midland

Total travel time: 8 hours




Flying non-stop from Tucson to Midland

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

Flight distance: 519 miles or 835 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 32 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, 8 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.1x faster, and saves you about 7 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 Midland

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from TUS to DEN, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from DEN to MAF, 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 Tucson to Midland

The most common route is TUS to DEN, then connecting to MAF, 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. TUS to DEN to MAF
    Tucson International to Denver International to Midland International Air and Space Port
  2. TUS to IAH to MAF
    Tucson International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Midland International Air and Space Port
  3. TUS to DFW to MAF
    Tucson International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Midland International Air and Space Port
  4. TUS to LAS to MAF
    Tucson International to McCarran International to Midland International Air and Space Port
  5. TUS to PHX to MAF
    Tucson International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Midland International Air and Space Port
  6. TUS to HOU to MAF
    Tucson International to William P Hobby to Midland International Air and Space Port




Airlines that fly to Midland

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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)




Plan a trip to Midland

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

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 519 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 32 minutes
Midland is 2 hours ahead of Tucson
44 Tucson travel answers
6 Midland travel answers

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Midland Airports
  1. Midland International Airport



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