The flight time from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 51 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 24 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Spirit
92%
American
84%
Delta
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 51 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 24 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 986 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Dallas Fort Worth to Detroit
2 hours, 29 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Spirit
2h 45m
Delta
2h 52m
American
2h 53m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

57

Distance

986 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
26
Delta
24
Spirit
6

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Dallas Fort Worth by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth by plane is 986 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 Dallas Fort Worth?

The flight time from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 51 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 24 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 45 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 53 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth?

Delta, American, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). 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 144 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Dallas Fort Worth 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 Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth, Spirit is 92% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 92% 8% 0%
American 84% 10% 6%
Delta 80% 16% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Dallas Fort Worth, 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)
Spirit 11 142 10 165
Delta 17 144 10 172
American 15 144 13 173

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
5am 0.32
3pm 1.2
5pm 0.31
12pm 0.72
9pm 0.15
8pm 0.67
8am 1.03
7am 1.19
7pm 0.44
10pm 0.1
4pm 0.23
1pm 0.02
10am 0.01
6pm 0.18
11am 0.86
6am 0.27
9am 0
2pm 0.07

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth 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 293
February 283
March 360
April 165
May 95
June 113
July 248
August 289
September 244
October 261
November 325
December 305

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth 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 9
Tuesday 7.6
Wednesday 7.88
Thursday 8.56
Friday 8.85
Saturday 7.17
Sunday 8.27

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
American 1
Delta 0
Spirit 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)
5am 15 151 13 183
3pm 14 145 11 172
5pm 14 143 13 171
12pm 16 143 10 170
9pm 10 146 9 170
8pm 15 142 8 167
8am 16 142 9 168
7am 16 146 12 177
7pm 15 144 12 173
10pm 11 146 9 175
4pm 15 146 10 173
1pm 8 144 10 163
10am 13 142 7 163
6pm 17 134 8 161
11am 14 141 12 167
6am 15 141 12 171
9am 13 145 11 169
2pm 10 145 10 168
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.