The flight time from Denver to Tampa is 3 hours, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DEN Denver, CO 3 minutes late.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 58 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives TPA Tampa, FL 1 minute early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Denver to Tampa is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Denver to Tampa is 1506 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Tampa to Denver
3 hours, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 16m
3h 19m
3h 21m
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



1506 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Denver from Tampa by plane?

The distance from Denver to Tampa by plane is 1506 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 Tampa?

The flight time from Denver to Tampa is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 16 minutes, and United the slowest taking 3 hours, 21 minutes.

What airlines fly from Denver to Tampa?

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

Does Southwest fly from Denver to Tampa?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Denver (DEN) to Tampa (TPA). On average, they have 24 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 late
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 178 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Tampa 1 minute 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 Tampa, Southwest is 70% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 70% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 83% 15% 2%
Frontier 80% 19% 1%
Southwest 70% 26% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Denver and Tampa, 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 12 178 4 196
Frontier 14 177 6 199
United 17 178 5 201

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
10am 0.84
11am 0.17
8pm 0.03
8am 0.55
4pm 0.1
12pm 0.19
11pm 0.4
7am 0.62
1pm 0.17
9am 0.41
6am 0.36
1am 0
5am 0.15
0am 0.49
2pm 0.1
6pm 0.92
7pm 0.19
3pm 0.55
5pm 0.84

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver to Tampa 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 243
February 158
March 229
April 220
May 235
June 233
July 241
August 243
September 197
October 183
November 219
December 252

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Denver to Tampa 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 7.63
Tuesday 7.1
Wednesday 7.12
Thursday 7.52
Friday 7.56
Saturday 6.69
Sunday 7.4

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 0
United 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
10am 19 180 4 203
11am 13 179 4 198
8pm 11 170 4 187
8am 13 182 4 200
4pm 12 174 4 190
12pm 11 178 4 194
11pm 15 179 6 202
7am 14 178 4 198
1pm 12 176 4 193
9am 16 176 4 199
6am 12 179 4 196
1am 17 190 6 213
5am 12 178 4 196
0am 13 174 6 195
2pm 11 177 4 195
6pm 16 176 4 198
7pm 13 179 4 199
3pm 13 177 4 195
5pm 16 177 5 199
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.