Waverly to Arab road trip

Waverly to Arab road trip

Arab (/ˈeɪ.ræb/) is a city in Marshall and Cullman counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Alabama, located 10 miles (16 km) from Guntersville Lake and Guntersville Dam, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.

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 Waverly and Arab.

How far is Arab from Waverly?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 122 miles between Waverly and Arab. 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 162 miles or 261 km between Waverly and Arab. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Waverly to Arab drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 162 miles drive from Waverly to Arab takes 3 hours 10 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Waverly and end in Arab.

As 162 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.

Waverly to Arab road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Waverly to Arab, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Arab, 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.

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Arab, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 days of driving

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

Travel time: 3 hours 10 minutes on the road


Start at Waverly.

Drive for about 3 hours, then stop in Blount County and stay for about 2 hours. Finally, drive for about 0.2 hours and arrive in Arab.

Waverly to Arab 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: Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG)

Arrival airport: Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field (HSV)

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: 1 hour

Getting to your destination: 1 hour

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from CSG to HSV 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: 22 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Waverly to Arab 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 17 minutes

Flying non-stop from Waverly to Arab

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Waverly and Arab. 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 Waverly, Alabama to Arab, Alabama is 15 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.