Our flight duration calculator provides you with information detailing the flight duration and distance as well as flight times, connections, outbound and inbound airport information, all calculated from data from the leading airline and tour operators worldwide.

What information can I expect back from doing a flight duration search?

  • Total amount of hours actually flying for direct flights
  • Distance in miles and kilometers of direct and indirect flights
  • Airlines flying the route and amount of daily flights
  • Local airport codes and information
  • Local times, timezones and time differences
  • Live pricing on flights

To provide you with accurate information about flight times we have gathered information from worldwide airlines, for both direct and indirect flights. Whether you are flying direct or indirect it will give you accurate information gathered from the leading flight operators from around the world.

Popular city to city flight durations

For routes with direct flights we will always show the fastest possible flight duration, the average flight time and distance as well as the average amount of scheduled daily flights and information regarding local airports connecting the route. We will also show a selection of indirect flights if they are available and again provide flight times, distances and information on local airports including the connecting airports.

For routes where no direct flights are flown we provide the same information on indirect routes to your destination but also calculate the expected flight time if a direct route was available. We perform a complex calculation involving average cruise speeds and flight distances and taking into account taking off and landing all based on a commercial airliner flying the chosen route.

Flight time questions and answers

What does duration of a flight mean?

Flight duration is the length of time you will spend flying and they come under 4 categories short-haul, medium-haul, long-haul and ultra long-haul. Short haul is under 3 hours, medium-haul is 3-6 hours, long haul is 6-12 hours and ultra long haul is over 12 hours.

How long is a flight from the USA to the UK?

The average flight duration for a flight from New York to London is approximately 7 hours 6 minutes. Durations to London from other US cities vary from 7 hours on the west coast to 12 hours on the east coast. For example LA to London is approximately 10 hours 32 minutes.

What is a flight time?

Flight time is defined as the time from when the engines start up to the time when the engines are stopped.


Where can I fly in 6 hours from UK?

Canary Islands. The first place that most sun-starved Europeans head at this time of year is the Canary Islands, around three and a half hours away from London by plane.

Lanzarote. Take Lanzarote, with its boutique hotels, vineyards and quiet villages – not the image many of us have of the island.


Cape Verde.

Where can I fly within 3 hours of UK?

6 Beach Holidays Within 3 Hours of the UK (Or Less!)

Agadir, Morocco. Flight time approx: 3 hours 40 mins.
Majorca, Balearic Islands. Flight time approx: 2 hours 30 mins.
Ibiza, Balearic Islands. Flight time approx from UK: 2 hours 30 mins.
Sardinia, Italy.
Algarve, Portugal.
Corfu, Greece.

Where can I fly to within 2 hours from UK?

10 Short Flights from the UK to Somewhere Hot;

Corfu, Greece. Flight time: 3 hours.
Madeira, Portugal. Flight time: 4 hours.
Dalaman, Turkey. Flight time: 4 hours.
Algarve, Portugal. Flight time: 2 hours 40 minutes.
Dubrovnik, Croatia. Flight time: 2 hours 35 minutes.
Mellieha, Malta. Flight time: 3 hours.
Costa del Sol, Spain. Flight time: 2 hours 40 minutes.
Marrakech, Morocco.

How long is an average flight?

Short haul is under 3 hours, medium-haul is 3-6 hours, long haul is 6-12 hours and ultra long haul is over 12 hours.