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Travel time from Urbana (Illinois) to Atlanta


Urbana (Illinois) to Atlanta airports and flights

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


Tuesday, 7:30 am:  start in Urbana (Illinois)
drive for about 2.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:10 am at the latest

9:45 am:  Central Illinois Regional (BMI)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:40 am

10:00 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

10:30 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

10:45 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

11:00 am:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:10 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 12 minutes

11:22 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:35 am:  wheels up! take-off from BMI
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

1:51 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta is 1 hour ahead of Urbana (Illinois)
so the time in Urbana (Illinois) is actually 12:51 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

1:58 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at ATL
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 24 minutes to your destination

2:22 pm (local time):  arrive in Atlanta

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from CMI to ATL 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 Urbana (Illinois) to Atlanta 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: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Urbana (Illinois) to Atlanta

How far is Atlanta from Urbana (Illinois)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 487 miles or 784 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 11 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 5 hours, 52 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.9x faster, and saves you about 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.


Atlanta Airports
  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Atlanta

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from BMI to ATL, 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 Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.



Airlines that fly to Atlanta

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)


Plan a trip to Atlanta

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Atlanta, Georgia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Atlanta. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out W Atlanta - Midtown. A great place to eat might be The Varsity. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Atlanta like Georgia Aquarium. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Atlanta like Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta? Click the button below to explore Atlanta 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 Atlanta to Urbana (Illinois), 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 Urbana (Illinois) to Atlanta road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Urbana (Illinois) to Atlanta?

If you happen to know Urbana (Illinois), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Urbana (Illinois)!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 487 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 11 minutes
Atlanta is 1 hour ahead of Urbana (Illinois)
1 Urbana (Illinois) travel answer
127 Atlanta travel answers










   
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