The flight time from Detroit to Atlanta is 1 hour, 56 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 1 minute early.
14 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 32 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Atlanta is 1 hour, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 32 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Atlanta is 594 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Detroit
1 hour, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 56m
1h 56m
1h 57m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



594 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Atlanta by plane is 594 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Detroit to Atlanta?

The flight time from Detroit to Atlanta is 1 hour, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 32 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 56 minutes, and Southwest the slowest taking 1 hour, 57 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Atlanta?

Delta, Spirit, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Detroit (DTW) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 7 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 Detroit 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 92 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 7 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 Detroit to Atlanta, Southwest is 78% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 91% 9% 0%
Spirit 83% 16% 1%
Southwest 78% 13% 9%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Atlanta, 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
Delta 15 92 7 116
Spirit 11 92 11 116
Southwest 12 96 7 117

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
3pm 0.9
8pm 0.96
7am 1.23
10pm 0
6pm 0.88
2pm 0.2
5pm 0.72
5am 0.32
10am 0.89
8am 1.12
7pm 1.02
1pm 0.83
11am 0.86
9pm 0.46
9am 0.71
6am 1.15
4pm 0.73
12pm 1

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Atlanta 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 452
February 400
March 474
April 466
May 499
June 440
July 441
August 445
September 384
October 391
November 366
December 394

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Atlanta 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 15.37
Tuesday 14.33
Wednesday 14.13
Thursday 14.4
Friday 14.44
Saturday 12.12
Sunday 14.29

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
Spirit 0
Southwest 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
3pm 15 92 7 116
8pm 17 90 8 116
7am 15 94 8 118
10pm 34 83 7 124
6pm 12 93 9 118
2pm 13 94 7 117
5pm 15 92 8 116
5am 13 91 7 112
10am 14 91 7 114
8am 16 91 8 118
7pm 13 91 9 115
1pm 13 93 7 113
11am 12 91 7 110
9pm 12 91 10 114
9am 12 94 9 117
6am 14 92 7 115
4pm 13 95 7 115
12pm 15 93 7 117
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.