The flight time from Austin to Phoenix is 2 hours, 26 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves AUS Austin, TX 2 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 6 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
89%
American
87%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Austin to Phoenix is 2 hours, 26 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 6 minutes.

The flight distance from Austin to Phoenix is 872 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Austin
2 hours, 5 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 23m
American
2h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

54

Distance

872 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
27
American
27

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Austin from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Austin to Phoenix by plane is 872 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Austin to Phoenix?

The flight time from Austin to Phoenix is 2 hours, 26 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 6 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 23 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 29 minutes.

What airlines fly from Austin to Phoenix?

American and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Austin to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from Austin to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Austin (AUS) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 27 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 Austin 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 126 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 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 Austin to Phoenix, Southwest is 89% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 89% 9% 2%
American 87% 12% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Austin and Phoenix, 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 10 127 5 143
American 13 125 8 149

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
5pm 0.33
6am 1.27
10am 0.41
5am 0.26
9am 0.18
7pm 0.94
4pm 0.13
8pm 0.4
9pm 0.07
10pm 0.01
1pm 0.18
8am 0.97
3pm 1.1
7am 0.39
6pm 0.44
2pm 0.21
11am 0.03
12pm 0.41

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Austin to Phoenix 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 236
February 222
March 254
April 235
May 242
June 235
July 238
August 233
September 221
October 260
November 232
December 248

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Austin to Phoenix 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 8.12
Tuesday 8
Wednesday 8.02
Thursday 8.06
Friday 8.19
Saturday 6.31
Sunday 8.23

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
Southwest 1
American 1

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)
5pm 10 124 5 141
6am 13 128 6 148
10am 10 130 5 147
5am 11 127 4 143
9am 10 126 4 141
7pm 12 124 8 144
4pm 10 129 6 145
8pm 11 124 6 143
9pm 10 129 5 145
10pm 10 126 5 143
1pm 11 127 6 144
8am 13 126 18 160
3pm 12 124 7 145
7am 11 124 4 142
6pm 11 128 6 147
2pm 11 128 5 146
11am 11 129 6 147
12pm 10 121 5 138
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.