The flight time from Detroit to Miami is 2 hours, 56 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 32 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MIA Miami, FL 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
92%
Delta
91%
American
87%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Miami is 2 hours, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 32 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Miami is 1145 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Miami to Detroit
2 hours, 58 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 55m
American
2h 56m
Frontier
3h 2m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

27

Distance

1145 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
13
American
13
Frontier
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Miami by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Miami by plane is 1145 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 Miami?

The flight time from Detroit to Miami is 2 hours, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 32 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 55 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 2 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Miami?

Delta, Frontier, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Miami.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Miami?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Miami (MIA). 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 152 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Miami 11 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 Miami, Frontier is 92% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 92% 8% 0%
Delta 91% 9% 0%
American 87% 10% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Miami, 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)
Delta 15 152 6 175
American 15 152 7 176
Frontier 15 151 10 182

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 0.02
9am 0.01
6am 1.03
10am 0.63
11am 0.08
12pm 0.9
5pm 0.12
8am 0.98
8pm 0.04

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Miami 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 126
February 111
March 129
April 120
May 119
June 116
July 107
August 116
September 108
October 109
November 115
December 139

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Miami 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 4.08
Tuesday 3.27
Wednesday 3.65
Thursday 3.92
Friday 4.04
Saturday 4.21
Sunday 4.04

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
American 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7am 17 153 7 181
9am 23 149 11 199
6am 15 151 8 176
10am 14 153 7 175
11am 15 156 8 179
12pm 14 152 6 174
5pm 14 154 10 180
8am 16 151 6 175
8pm 16 154 6 178
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.