The flight time from Detroit to New York is 1 hour, 36 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 4 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 13 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 14 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
Spirit
82%
American
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to New York is 1 hour, 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 13 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to New York is 502 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Detroit
1 hour, 51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
1h 34m
Spirit
1h 34m
American
1h 43m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

54

Distance

502 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0100200300400

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
33
American
12
Spirit
7

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from New York by plane?

The distance from Detroit to New York by plane is 502 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 New York?

The flight time from Detroit to New York is 1 hour, 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 13 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 1 hour, 34 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 43 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to New York?

American, Spirit, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to New York.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to New York?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to New York (LGA). 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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 73 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives New York 14 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 New York, Spirit is 82% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 9% 3%
Spirit 82% 12% 6%
American 77% 16% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and New York, 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 14 72 6 94
Spirit 13 72 8 94
American 18 75 7 103

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 0.49
2pm 0.82
6pm 0.04
9am 0.35
9pm 0.1
10pm 0.16
8pm 0.83
6am 1.04
7pm 0.3
1pm 0.24
11am 0.08
4pm 0.52
12pm 0.23
5pm 0.39
3pm 0.64
7am 0.19
8am 0.96

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to New York 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 397
February 366
March 408
April 128
May 74
June 111
July 152
August 128
September 119
October 137
November 396
December 413

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to New York 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 8.63
Tuesday 8.13
Wednesday 7.81
Thursday 8.15
Friday 8.33
Saturday 5.71
Sunday 7.63

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
American 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)
10am 14 72 6 93
2pm 16 74 8 100
6pm 15 74 8 100
9am 16 75 7 101
9pm 12 71 6 90
10pm 13 70 6 92
8pm 14 72 6 94
6am 15 72 8 97
7pm 19 76 8 105
1pm 15 72 6 93
11am 13 72 6 93
4pm 17 73 7 99
12pm 12 72 6 91
5pm 13 73 8 96
3pm 15 73 7 95
7am 21 72 8 103
8am 13 72 6 92
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.