The flight time from Denver to Phoenix is 1 hour, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DEN Denver, CO 3 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 28 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Denver to Phoenix is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 28 minutes.

The flight distance from Denver to Phoenix is 602 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Denver
1 hour, 41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 45m
1h 46m
1h 51m
1h 55m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



602 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 28 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 45 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 55 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 61 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 88 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 10 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 92% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 92% 7% 1%
American 92% 8% 0%
United 91% 8% 1%
Frontier 90% 9% 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 11 88 5 105
United 14 88 3 106
Frontier 14 87 8 111
American 15 89 6 115

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 1.07
4pm 0.83
1pm 1.06
10pm 0.87
10am 0.91
11am 1.44
3pm 1.82
9am 1.34
7pm 1.21
5pm 1.05
8pm 0.9
5am 0.01
12pm 0.52
6am 0.99
6pm 0.69
8am 1.36
7am 0.91
9pm 0.15

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 508
February 453
March 603
April 574
May 624
June 369
July 490
August 493
September 496
October 604
November 562
December 541

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 17.75
Tuesday 16.32
Wednesday 16.02
Thursday 17.43
Friday 17.32
Saturday 16.58
Sunday 17.75

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 0
Frontier 0
American 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
2pm 12 87 6 107
4pm 11 88 5 106
1pm 13 88 5 106
10pm 13 86 8 109
10am 13 87 5 107
11am 14 88 4 106
3pm 13 88 5 109
9am 13 88 7 110
7pm 13 86 4 105
5pm 13 87 6 109
8pm 11 86 5 103
5am 8 89 5 104
12pm 11 87 5 103
6am 14 90 5 111
6pm 12 86 5 105
8am 13 89 5 111
7am 14 90 4 111
9pm 11 86 4 101
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.