The flight time from San Francisco to Charlotte is 4 hours, 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 3 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 23 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives CLT Charlotte, NC 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Charlotte to San Francisco
5 hours, 34 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2296 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves San Francisco 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 263 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Charlotte 6 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Charlotte, American is 89% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 89% 10% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Charlotte, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
American 19 263 10 294

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
0am 0.82
6am 0.89
7am 0.38
8am 0.58
10am 0.39
11am 0.45
1pm 0.63
10pm 0.89

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Charlotte that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 155
February 135
March 122
April 136
May 170
June 174
July 178
August 172
September 146
October 165
November 156
December 166

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Charlotte that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 5.4
Tuesday 5.1
Wednesday 5.2
Thursday 5.5
Friday 5.4
Saturday 4.2
Sunday 5.3

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 36

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
0am 15 263 11 291
6am 21 264 10 296
7am 18 261 11 292
8am 19 262 13 297
10am 23 267 14 305
11am 27 259 11 298
1pm 22 264 11 300
10pm 17 262 6 286
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.