Bard to Knights Landing road trip

Knights Landing (formerly, Baltimore and East Grafton) is a census-designated place in Yolo County, California, United States, founded by William Knight. It is located on the Sacramento River around 25 miles northwest of Sacramento in the northeastern portion of the county.

If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Bard and Knights Landing.

How far is Knights Landing from Bard?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 577 miles between Bard and Knights Landing. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.

For driving, it is roughly 684 miles or 1100 km between Bard and Knights Landing. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Bard to Knights Landing drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 684 miles drive from Bard to Knights Landing takes 11 hours 26 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Bard and end in Knights Landing.

This is a really long drive, so it's not very realistic to drive nonstop. To get a better idea of how long this road trip would actually take, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would be if you drive with stops.

Bard to Knights Landing road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Bard to Knights Landing, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Knights Landing, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over a number of days.

Road trip: 2 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 11 hours 26 minutes on the road with 2 overnights

Itinerary

Start at Bard.

Drive for about 3 hours, then stop in Palm Springs, Riverside County and stay for about 2 hours. The next day, drive for about 3 hours, then stop in Lathrop, San Joaquin County and stay for about 2 hours. The next day, drive for about 3 hours, then stop in Lathrop, San Joaquin County and stay for about 2 hours.

Finally, drive for about 1.4 hours and arrive in Knights Landing.

Bard to Knights Landing airports and flights

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Yuma International Airport / Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (YUM)

Arrival airport: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 27 minutes

Getting to your destination: 24 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from YUM to SMF and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 1 hour

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Bard to Knights Landing 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

Flying non-stop from Bard to Knights Landing

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Bard and Knights Landing. 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.

Flight time from Bard, California to Knights Landing, California is 1 hour 10 minutes under avarage conditions.

Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.

Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.