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Travel time from Vancouver to Chattanooga

Vancouver to Chattanooga airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Vancouver to Chattanooga? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Chattanooga, 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, 7:51 am:  start in Vancouver
drive for about 14 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:00 am at the latest

8:05 am:  Vancouver International (YVR)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:30 am

8:35 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

9:35 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

10:05 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

10:20 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:30 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 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:45 am:  wheels up! take-off from YVR
fly for about 5 hours in the air

6:33 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 3 hours ahead of Vancouver, Canada
so the time in Vancouver is actually 3:33 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

6:48 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

7:24 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 36 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:39 pm (local time):  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:49 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 27 minutes

8:16 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:31 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 26 minutes in the air

8:57 pm (local time):  Lovell Field (CHA)
Chattanooga is 3 hours ahead of Vancouver
so the time in Vancouver is actually 5:57 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

9:01 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CHA
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 18 minutes to your destination

9:19 pm (local time):  arrive in Chattanooga

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from YVR to CHA 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 Vancouver to Chattanooga 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: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Vancouver to Chattanooga

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

Flight distance: 2,146 miles or 3454 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 48 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 10 hours, 27 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 2.6x 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. 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 fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, 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.

Chattanooga Airports
  1. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

Alternate flights from Vancouver to Chattanooga

The most common route is YVR to ATL, then connecting to CHA, 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. YVR to ATL to CHA
    Vancouver International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Lovell Field
  2. YVR to ORD to CHA
    Vancouver International to Chicago O'Hare International to Lovell Field
  3. YVR to EWR to CHA
    Vancouver International to Newark Liberty International to Lovell Field
  4. YVR to DTW to CHA
    Vancouver International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Lovell Field
  5. YVR to DFW to CHA
    Vancouver International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Lovell Field

Airlines that fly to Chattanooga

We picked Delta Air Lines 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Miami Air International (GL)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  4. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Chattanooga

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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 Chattanooga to Vancouver, 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 Vancouver to Chattanooga road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Vancouver to Chattanooga?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 2,146 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 48 minutes
Chattanooga is 3 hours ahead of Vancouver
152 Vancouver travel answers
31 Chattanooga travel answers

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