The flight time from Detroit to Austin is 3 hours, 3 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 38 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives AUS Austin, TX 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Austin is 3 hours, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 38 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Austin is 1149 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Austin to Detroit
2 hours, 47 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 55m
3h 3m
3h 5m
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



1149 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Austin by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Austin by plane is 1149 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 Austin?

The flight time from Detroit to Austin is 3 hours, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 38 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Frontier being the fastest taking 2 hours, 55 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 3 hours, 5 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Austin?

Delta, Frontier, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Austin.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Austin?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Austin (AUS). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 158 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Austin 8 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 Austin, Frontier is 74% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 74% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 87% 13% 0%
Spirit 83% 16% 1%
Frontier 74% 25% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Austin, 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
Frontier 14 153 7 175
Spirit 12 161 7 183
Delta 16 158 7 185

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
12pm 0.52
10pm 0
10am 0.06
3pm 0.47
11am 0.22
5pm 0.09
8am 0.84
1pm 0.01
4pm 0.28
8pm 0.98
6pm 0.57

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Austin 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 80
February 83
March 119
April 113
May 122
June 131
July 133
August 136
September 150
October 152
November 128
December 137

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Austin 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 4.52
Tuesday 4.04
Wednesday 4.46
Thursday 3.98
Friday 4.44
Saturday 3.25
Sunday 3.85

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
Delta 0
Spirit 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
12pm 12 162 7 183
10pm 9 175 4 188
10am 14 162 8 187
3pm 15 163 8 192
11am 13 152 7 174
5pm 12 166 8 192
8am 17 160 7 185
1pm 11 150 9 167
4pm 15 153 8 179
8pm 16 157 7 183
6pm 13 156 8 180
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.