The flight time from Denver to Atlanta is 2 hours, 46 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DEN Denver, CO 1 minute early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 23 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
90%
Southwest
83%
United
83%
Frontier
66%
Spirit
57%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Denver to Atlanta is 2 hours, 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 23 minutes.

The flight distance from Denver to Atlanta is 1199 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Denver
3 hours, 12 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 44m
Delta
2h 45m
Spirit
2h 46m
United
2h 50m
Frontier
2h 50m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

116

Distance

1199 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
52
Southwest
27
United
25
Frontier
7
Spirit
2

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Denver from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Denver to Atlanta by plane is 1199 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Denver to Atlanta?

The flight time from Denver to Atlanta is 2 hours, 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 23 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 44 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 50 minutes.

What airlines fly from Denver to Atlanta?

United, Southwest, Frontier, Spirit, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Denver to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Denver to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Denver (DEN) to Atlanta (ATL). 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 Denver 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 143 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 7 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 Denver to Atlanta, Delta is 90% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
United 83% 16% 1%
Southwest 83% 14% 3%
Frontier 66% 33% 1%
Spirit 57% 39% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Denver and Atlanta, 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 12 143 7 164
Delta 14 142 7 165
Spirit 12 144 9 166
United 17 144 7 170
Frontier 16 142 10 170

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
9am 1.42
5pm 2.33
2pm 0.48
12pm 1.03
5am 0.63
11pm 0.32
7pm 0.56
8am 0.45
10am 1.67
6am 1.39
1pm 1.47
9pm 0.01
3pm 1.17
6pm 0.5
7am 1.52
0am 0.18
8pm 0.1
4pm 0.27
11am 0.84

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver to Atlanta 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 464
February 418
March 541
April 474
May 516
June 554
July 624
August 603
September 466
October 479
November 442
December 455

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver to Atlanta 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 17.08
Tuesday 16.96
Wednesday 16.5
Thursday 17.23
Friday 17.02
Saturday 14.56
Sunday 16.73

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 1
Southwest 1
United 0
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)
9am 13 143 7 165
5pm 17 141 8 168
2pm 13 144 8 166
12pm 13 141 6 162
5am 13 146 8 169
11pm 12 144 9 166
7pm 15 145 7 169
8am 16 143 7 167
10am 15 142 7 166
6am 15 141 7 167
1pm 15 144 7 168
9pm 10 140 5 153
3pm 12 141 8 164
6pm 14 138 6 161
7am 17 144 6 169
0am 13 141 6 162
8pm 12 142 5 162
4pm 14 145 8 169
11am 14 144 6 167
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.