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Travel time from Wichita to Omaha

Wichita to Omaha airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Wichita to Omaha? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Omaha, 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, 1:10 pm:  start in Wichita
drive for about 18 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:23 pm at the latest

1:28 pm:  Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National (ICT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:53 pm

1:58 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

2:58 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

3:28 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

3:43 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:53 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 17 minutes

4:10 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:27 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ICT
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

5:51 pm:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is the same time as Wichita, KS
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

6:06 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

6:57 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 51 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:12 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:22 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 45 minutes

8:07 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 21 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:28 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1 hour in the air

9:35 pm (local time):  Eppley Airfield (OMA)
Omaha is the same time as Wichita
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

9:39 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at OMA
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 11 minutes to your destination

9:51 pm (local time):  arrive in Omaha

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from ICT to OMA 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 to Omaha 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: 4 hours

  Change your route

Flying non-stop from Wichita to Omaha

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

Flight distance: 257 miles or 414 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 1 minute

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, 41 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.7x faster, and saves you about 7.5 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.

Omaha Airports
  1. Eppley Airfield

Best day of the week to fly to Omaha

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from ICT to ORD, and connecting flights on United Air Lines Inc. from ORD to OMA, 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 Wichita to Omaha

The most common route is ICT to ORD, then connecting to OMA, 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. ICT to ORD to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Chicago O'Hare International to Eppley Airfield
  2. ICT to DEN to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Denver International to Eppley Airfield
  3. ICT to ATL to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Eppley Airfield
  4. ICT to MSP to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Eppley Airfield
  5. ICT to IAH to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Eppley Airfield
  6. ICT to PHX to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Eppley Airfield
  7. ICT to MDW to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Chicago Midway International to Eppley Airfield
  8. ICT to STL to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Lambert-St. Louis International to Eppley Airfield
  9. ICT to DFW to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Eppley Airfield
  10. ICT to LAS to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to McCarran International to Eppley Airfield
  11. ICT to DAL to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Dallas Love Field to Eppley Airfield
  12. ICT to SEA to OMA
    Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National to Seattle/Tacoma International to Eppley Airfield

Airlines that fly to Omaha

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and United Air Lines 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. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  4. Envoy Air (MQ)

Plan a trip to Omaha

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Omaha, Nebraska. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Omaha. A great place to eat might be M's Pub. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Omaha like Henry Doorly Zoo. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Omaha like Best free things to do in Omaha? Click the button below to explore Omaha 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 Omaha to Wichita, 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 to Omaha road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Wichita to Omaha?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 257 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 1 minute
8 Wichita travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers

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