The flight time from Denver to Phoenix is 1 hour, 49 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DEN Denver, CO on time.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 29 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
83%
American
83%
Southwest
82%
Frontier
72%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Denver to Phoenix is 1 hour, 49 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 29 minutes.

The flight distance from Denver to Phoenix is 602 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Denver
1 hour, 39 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 47m
United
1h 50m
Frontier
1h 51m
American
1h 54m
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

148

Distance

602 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
74
United
32
American
27
Frontier
14

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Denver from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Denver to Phoenix by plane is 602 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 Phoenix?

The flight time from Denver to Phoenix is 1 hour, 49 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 29 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 47 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Denver to Phoenix?

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

Does Southwest fly from Denver to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Denver (DEN) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 74 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 13 minutes
In the Air 89 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 4 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 Phoenix, Southwest is 82% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 83% 16% 1%
United 83% 16% 1%
Southwest 82% 15% 3%
Frontier 72% 27% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Denver 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 12 89 5 107
United 15 88 6 110
Frontier 15 89 6 111
American 15 89 6 114

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
2pm 1.41
4pm 0.73
1pm 0.47
10pm 2
10am 0.97
11am 1.03
3pm 2.14
11pm 0.01
9am 1.32
7pm 1.5
5pm 0.64
8pm 0.42
5am 0.31
12pm 1.79
6am 0.61
6pm 1.56
8am 1.02
7am 2.34
9pm 0.45

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver 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 651
February 601
March 760
April 710
May 675
June 590
July 586
August 584
September 591
October 669
November 639
December 652

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver 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 21.52
Tuesday 20.98
Wednesday 21.6
Thursday 22.1
Friday 21.79
Saturday 18.4
Sunday 21.85

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
United 1
American 1
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
2pm 13 89 5 108
4pm 11 89 5 107
1pm 12 89 5 107
10pm 14 86 6 107
10am 12 90 5 110
11am 13 88 5 108
3pm 13 89 6 110
11pm 34 85 3 122
9am 13 89 6 109
7pm 14 86 6 108
5pm 12 88 6 108
8pm 12 88 5 107
5am 11 89 5 106
12pm 12 89 5 109
6am 14 91 5 110
6pm 15 89 6 111
8am 16 90 6 114
7am 16 90 6 117
9pm 11 86 5 104
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.