The flight time from Denver to New York is 3 hours, 35 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DEN Denver, CO on time.
16 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 9 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Denver to New York is 3 hours, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 9 minutes.

The flight distance from Denver to New York is 1620 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Denver
4 hours, 20 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 34m
3h 34m
3h 36m
3h 46m
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



1620 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Denver from New York by plane?

The distance from Denver to New York by plane is 1620 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 New York?

The flight time from Denver to New York is 3 hours, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 9 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 3 hours, 34 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 46 minutes.

What airlines fly from Denver to New York?

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

Does Southwest fly from Denver to New York?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Denver (DEN) to New York (LGA). On average, they have 20 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 on time
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 189 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives New York 3 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 New York, Southwest is 68% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 68% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 74% 25% 1%
United 72% 27% 1%
Southwest 68% 28% 4%
Frontier 67% 33% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Denver 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
United 16 189 6 214
Southwest 14 188 7 214
Delta 17 188 8 216
Frontier 21 194 9 226

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 2.17
6pm 0
9am 0.74
11am 3.05
1pm 0.78
6am 0.29
3pm 1.03
7am 1.57
10am 0.35
0am 0.01
1am 0.03
8am 0.01
12pm 0.13
2pm 0.3
4pm 1.12

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver 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 325
February 291
March 329
April 338
May 377
June 365
July 398
August 393
September 368
October 378
November 360
December 375

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver 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 12.42
Tuesday 12.58
Wednesday 12.29
Thursday 12.23
Friday 12.27
Saturday 8.94
Sunday 11.9

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 1
Southwest 0
Delta 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 18 187 7 216
6pm 15 188 5 208
9am 14 188 5 209
11am 18 190 8 219
1pm 16 190 6 217
6am 14 191 8 217
3pm 15 190 6 214
7am 14 188 6 211
10am 14 186 6 210
0am 12 187 6 202
1am 12 181 8 202
8am 23 195 5 223
12pm 13 189 5 209
2pm 13 184 6 206
4pm 16 190 7 216
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.