The flight time from Columbus to Denver is 3 hours, 7 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves CMH Columbus, OH 2 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 46 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Columbus to Denver is 3 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 46 minutes.

The flight distance from Columbus to Denver is 1154 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Columbus
2 hours, 38 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 4m
3h 9m
3h 11m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1154 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Columbus from Denver by plane?

The distance from Columbus to Denver by plane is 1154 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Columbus to Denver?

The flight time from Columbus to Denver is 3 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 46 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 4 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 11 minutes.

What airlines fly from Columbus to Denver?

Frontier, United, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Columbus to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Columbus to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Columbus (CMH) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 9 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 Columbus 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 166 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 6 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 Columbus to Denver, 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%
United 87% 12% 1%
Frontier 75% 23% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Columbus and Denver, 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 9 167 6 184
United 12 167 8 189
Frontier 11 163 11 191

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 0.01
11am 0.12
10am 0.07
3pm 0.17
1pm 0.05
7pm 0.11
5am 0.03
6pm 0.17
10pm 0.16
8pm 0.02
9am 0.22
8am 0.11
12pm 0.13
9pm 0.12
7am 0.85
4pm 1.05
2pm 0.01
6am 0.32

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Columbus to Denver 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 103
February 92
March 123
April 109
May 111
June 127
July 134
August 114
September 106
October 108
November 121
December 128

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Columbus to Denver 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 4.29
Tuesday 3.38
Wednesday 3.81
Thursday 3.46
Friday 4.23
Saturday 4
Sunday 3.29

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
United 0
Southwest 0
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
5pm 9 180 6 196
11am 8 168 5 184
10am 10 165 6 184
3pm 10 171 7 188
1pm 8 164 6 180
7pm 10 167 10 192
5am 9 157 6 174
6pm 9 170 7 186
10pm 11 162 12 190
8pm 10 157 14 183
9am 12 171 7 192
8am 9 156 6 174
12pm 9 160 6 176
9pm 11 157 14 191
7am 12 164 8 187
4pm 11 168 8 188
2pm 9 171 5 188
6am 11 169 6 188
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.