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Travel time from Washington to Augusta

Washington to Augusta airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Washington to Augusta? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Augusta, 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, 6:25 am:  start in Washington
drive for about 1.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:05 am at the latest

8:10 am:  Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:35 am

8:40 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

9:40 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

10:10 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

10:25 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:35 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 36 minutes

11:11 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:31 am:  wheels up! take-off from SEA
fly for about 4 hours in the air

6:43 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 3 hours ahead of Seattle, WA
so the time in Washington is actually 3:43 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

6:53 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

6:50 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about -3 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:05 pm (local time):  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:15 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 6 minutes

7:21 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:41 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from ATL
fly for about 28 minutes in the air

8:09 pm (local time):  Augusta Regional at Bush Field (AGS)
Augusta is 3 hours ahead of Washington
so the time in Washington is actually 5:09 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

8:15 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at AGS
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 21 minutes to your destination

8:36 pm (local time):  arrive in Augusta

Total travel time: 11 hours

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Flying non-stop from Washington to Augusta

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

Flight distance: 2,267 miles or 3648 km

Flight time: 5 hours, 2 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 11 hours, 11 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 2.2x faster, and saves you about 6 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.

Augusta Airports
  1. Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field

Best day of the week to fly to Augusta

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from SEA to ATL, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from ATL to AGS, 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.

Alternate flights from Washington to Augusta

The most common route is SEA to ATL, then connecting to AGS, 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. SEA to ATL to AGS
    Seattle/Tacoma International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Augusta Regional at Bush Field
  2. SEA to ORD to AGS
    Seattle/Tacoma International to Chicago O'Hare International to Augusta Regional at Bush Field
  3. SEA to IAH to AGS
    Seattle/Tacoma International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Augusta Regional at Bush Field

Airlines that fly to Augusta

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. Alaska Airlines Inc. (AS)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  4. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Augusta

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Augusta, Georgia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Augusta. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Augusta like Places to visit in Augusta for a nice day out? Click the button below to explore Augusta 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 Augusta to Washington, 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 Washington to Augusta road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Washington to Augusta?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 2,267 miles
flight time of 5 hours, 2 minutes
Augusta is 3 hours ahead of Washington
25 Washington travel answers
5 Augusta travel answers

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