The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver is 2 hours, 3 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 36 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
85%
United
81%
Spirit
76%
American
73%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver is 2 hours, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 36 minutes.

The flight distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver is 641 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Dallas Fort Worth
1 hour, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Spirit
2h 2m
American
2h 3m
Frontier
2h 4m
United
2h 4m
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

113

Distance

641 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
61
United
34
Frontier
10
Spirit
6

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dallas Fort Worth from Denver by plane?

The distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver by plane is 641 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver?

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver is 2 hours, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 36 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 2 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 4 minutes.

What airlines fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver?

United, Frontier, Spirit, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Denver?

Southwest does not fly from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to Denver (DEN). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 Dallas Fort Worth 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 96 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Denver 2 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 Dallas Fort Worth to Denver, Frontier is 85% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 85% 13% 2%
United 81% 18% 1%
Spirit 76% 23% 1%
American 73% 24% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Dallas Fort Worth 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Spirit 17 96 8 122
American 18 95 8 123
Frontier 17 94 10 124
United 18 96 8 124

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
11am 1.35
10pm 0.84
5am 0.97
9pm 0.01
7pm 0.87
8pm 1.21
7am 0.75
6am 1.1
9am 0.28
8am 0.97
5pm 0.81
12pm 1.21
0am 0.01
2pm 1.04
6pm 0.47
3pm 0.23
1pm 0.99
10am 0.99
4pm 1.77

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth 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 473
February 428
March 484
April 448
May 508
June 499
July 513
August 570
September 543
October 552
November 445
December 457

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth 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 16.62
Tuesday 15.77
Wednesday 16.4
Thursday 17.27
Friday 16.85
Saturday 14.31
Sunday 16.63

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
American 1
United 1
Frontier 0
Spirit 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)
11am 18 94 8 121
10pm 18 94 9 121
5am 16 94 11 125
9pm 23 112 13 149
7pm 18 97 8 124
8pm 18 96 8 123
7am 19 97 8 125
6am 16 93 8 118
9am 23 97 8 131
8am 19 95 8 123
5pm 16 96 8 122
12pm 17 94 8 120
0am 14 94 14 122
2pm 16 96 8 121
6pm 19 98 9 129
3pm 19 101 8 128
1pm 17 97 7 123
10am 23 94 8 126
4pm 18 97 8 125
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.