The flight time from Atlanta to New York is 2 hours, 7 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves ATL Atlanta, GA on time.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 41 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Atlanta to New York is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 41 minutes.

The flight distance from Atlanta to New York is 762 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Atlanta
2 hours, 27 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 5m
2h 6m
2h 10m
2h 11m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



762 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Atlanta from New York by plane?

The distance from Atlanta to New York by plane is 762 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 New York?

The flight time from Atlanta to New York is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 41 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 5 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 11 minutes.

What airlines fly from Atlanta to New York?

Delta, American, Southwest, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Atlanta to New York.

Does Southwest fly from Atlanta to New York?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Atlanta (ATL) to New York (LGA). On average, they have 34 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 16 minutes
In the Air 101 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives New York 5 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 New York, Southwest is 75% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 89% 9% 2%
Delta 79% 21% 0%
Southwest 75% 23% 2%
American 73% 23% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Atlanta and New York, 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
Southwest 14 101 7 125
Delta 15 101 8 126
Frontier 16 101 11 130
American 18 103 7 131

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
8pm 1.1
9pm 1.48
8am 1.66
7am 1.13
4pm 0.93
10am 1.06
1pm 1.4
9am 2.03
11am 1.15
2pm 1.29
3pm 2.2
5am 0.03
7pm 2.36
6pm 0.81
5pm 0.99
12pm 2.22
6am 3.8

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta to New York 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 790
February 714
March 831
April 807
May 815
June 786
July 806
August 823
September 763
October 792
November 768
December 799

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta to New York 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 27.69
Tuesday 27.27
Wednesday 27.37
Thursday 28.13
Friday 27.92
Saturday 17.87
Sunday 26.33

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
American 1
Southwest 1
Frontier 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
In the Air
Taxi In
8pm 19 102 7 132
9pm 17 101 7 128
8am 16 102 7 127
7am 16 100 7 125
4pm 15 101 8 127
10am 16 100 7 125
1pm 15 101 8 126
9am 16 101 7 127
11am 14 100 7 122
2pm 16 101 8 128
3pm 18 102 8 130
5am 10 95 5 111
7pm 17 102 7 128
6pm 17 101 9 128
5pm 16 101 8 127
12pm 15 103 7 127
6am 14 100 8 124
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.