The flight time from Denver to Salt Lake City is 1 hour, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DEN Denver, CO 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 5 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SLC Salt Lake City, UT 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
90%
Southwest
80%
United
79%
Frontier
70%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Denver to Salt Lake City is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 5 minutes.

The flight distance from Denver to Salt Lake City is 391 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Salt Lake City to Denver
1 hour, 24 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 21m
Frontier
1h 27m
Delta
1h 29m
United
1h 31m
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 ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

146

Distance

391 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
47
United
43
Southwest
38
Frontier
17

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Denver from Salt Lake City by plane?

The distance from Denver to Salt Lake City by plane is 391 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 Salt Lake City?

The flight time from Denver to Salt Lake City is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 5 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 21 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 31 minutes.

What airlines fly from Denver to Salt Lake City?

Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United are the airlines with direct flights from Denver to Salt Lake City.

Does Southwest fly from Denver to Salt Lake City?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Denver (DEN) to Salt Lake City (SLC). On average, they have 38 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 15 minutes
In the Air 65 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Salt Lake City 6 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 Salt Lake City, Southwest is 80% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 80% 18% 2%
United 79% 20% 1%
Frontier 70% 28% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Denver and Salt Lake City, 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 64 3 81
Frontier 15 65 6 87
Delta 14 66 6 89
United 19 65 6 91

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
7am 1.36
5am 0.19
7pm 1.41
11am 1.52
6pm 1.94
6am 1.33
8am 2.22
5pm 1.7
12pm 1.27
1pm 1.3
10pm 2.07
3pm 1.44
9pm 0.23
9am 0.71
10am 0.05
4pm 0.27
8pm 0.56
2pm 1.12

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver to Salt Lake City 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 615
February 556
March 663
April 618
May 607
June 643
July 672
August 684
September 636
October 692
November 638
December 603

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver to Salt Lake City 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 22.37
Tuesday 21.44
Wednesday 22.19
Thursday 21.73
Friday 22.42
Saturday 16.98
Sunday 19.54

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
United 1
Southwest 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)
7am 15 66 8 93
5am 17 68 6 93
7pm 15 64 6 88
11am 14 64 5 84
6pm 17 65 5 89
6am 14 66 5 87
8am 16 67 7 91
5pm 20 65 5 91
12pm 12 64 6 85
1pm 14 63 5 85
10pm 14 64 4 84
3pm 17 64 5 88
9pm 12 66 3 83
9am 18 64 5 87
10am 13 69 3 87
4pm 11 61 3 76
8pm 15 65 4 86
2pm 11 62 5 81
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.