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Travel time from Wichita Falls to Dalhart (Texas)

Wichita Falls to Dalhart (Texas) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Wichita Falls to Dalhart (Texas)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Dalhart (Texas), 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, 2:49 pm:  start in Wichita Falls
drive for about 16 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:30 pm at the latest

3:05 pm:  Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal (SPS)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:00 pm

3:20 pm:  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

3:50 pm:  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

4:05 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

4:20 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:43 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SPS
fly for about 28 minutes in the air

5:11 pm:  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is the same time as Wichita Falls, TX
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

5:21 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

6:30 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 69 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

6:45 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:55 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 7 minutes

7:02 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 23 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:25 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 52 minutes in the air

8:17 pm (local time):  Rick Husband Amarillo International (AMA)
Dalhart (Texas) is the same time as Wichita Falls
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

8:23 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at AMA
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 3.5 hours to your destination

Saturday, 12:04 am (local time):  arrive in Dalhart (Texas)

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from SPS to AMA 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 Wichita Falls to Dalhart (Texas) 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 Wichita Falls to Dalhart (Texas)

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

Flight distance: 272 miles or 437 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 3 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, 14 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 9.2x faster, and saves you about 8 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.

Dalhart (Texas) Airports
  1. Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Dalhart (Texas)

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from SPS to DFW, and connecting flights on American Airlines Inc. from DFW to AMA, 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 Wichita Falls to Dalhart (Texas)

The most common route is SPS to DFW, then connecting to AMA, 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. SPS to DFW to AMA
    Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Rick Husband Amarillo International
  2. LAW to DFW to AMA
    Lawton-Fort Sill Regional to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Rick Husband Amarillo International

Airlines that fly to Dalhart (Texas)

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and American 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. Envoy Air (MQ)
  3. American Airlines Inc. (AA)

Plan a trip to Dalhart (Texas)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 272 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 3 minutes
3 Wichita Falls travel answers
1 Dalhart (Texas) travel answer

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