The flight time from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves ATL Atlanta, GA on time.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 25 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Spirit
87%
Delta
85%
Southwest
83%
JetBlue
74%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 25 minutes.

The flight distance from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale is 581 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta
1 hour, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 46m
Delta
1h 47m
JetBlue
1h 47m
Spirit
1h 48m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

167

Distance

581 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510152025

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
88
Southwest
32
Spirit
32
JetBlue
14

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Atlanta from Fort Lauderdale by plane?

The distance from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale by plane is 581 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale?

The flight time from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 25 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 46 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 1 hour, 48 minutes.

What airlines fly from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale?

Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale.

Does Southwest fly from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). On average, they have 32 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Atlanta on time
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 85 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Fort Lauderdale 3 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 20 minutes. For example, from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale, Southwest is 83% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 87% 12% 1%
Delta 85% 15% 0%
Southwest 83% 16% 1%
JetBlue 74% 25% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 13 86 6 106
Delta 15 84 6 107
JetBlue 15 86 6 107
Spirit 14 85 7 108

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
7pm 1.75
6am 1.3
10am 2.17
11pm 0.3
3pm 1.58
10pm 0.99
9am 1.3
8am 1.76
7am 2.1
4pm 1.23
11am 1.33
1pm 0.98
5pm 1.97
6pm 0.3
8pm 1.04
5am 0.21
2pm 1.65
12pm 1.02
9pm 0.71

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale 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 784
February 702
March 810
April 766
May 744
June 713
July 724
August 701
September 646
October 669
November 700
December 746

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale 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 24.38
Tuesday 22.96
Wednesday 22.9
Thursday 25.08
Friday 24.38
Saturday 23.29
Sunday 24.4

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
Delta 2
Southwest 1
Spirit 1
JetBlue 0

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7pm 15 84 7 108
6am 13 85 6 105
10am 18 85 6 110
11pm 15 80 5 100
3pm 15 85 6 107
10pm 15 82 5 105
9am 16 85 7 109
8am 13 85 7 108
7am 14 85 7 106
4pm 14 85 6 108
11am 16 84 6 107
1pm 12 86 6 105
5pm 14 85 7 108
6pm 14 85 7 107
8pm 14 84 6 105
5am 12 83 5 103
2pm 15 86 6 109
12pm 14 84 6 106
9pm 15 83 6 106
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.