The flight time from Detroit to New York is 1 hour, 39 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 3 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 15 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to New York is 1 hour, 39 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 15 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 ?

1h 36m
1h 39m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



502 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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, 39 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 15 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 1 hour, 36 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 75 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives New York 10 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 80% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 84% 11% 5%
Delta 84% 14% 2%
Spirit 80% 17% 3%

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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Spirit 14 75 6 96
Delta 15 73 8 99
American 18 77 6 103

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 1.42
2pm 2.39
6pm 1.92
9am 0.56
9pm 0.86
8pm 0.1
6am 0.79
7pm 0
1pm 0.06
11am 0
4pm 0.09
12pm 1
5pm 0.48
3pm 0.22
7am 1.29
5am 0.1
8am 0.31

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 348
February 331
March 375
April 349
May 379
June 363
July 364
August 380
September 365
October 384
November 372
December 358

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 12.77
Tuesday 12.73
Wednesday 12.81
Thursday 12.73
Friday 12.71
Saturday 8.33
Sunday 11.92

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
In the Air
Taxi In
10am 16 73 7 98
2pm 16 75 7 100
6pm 17 77 6 102
9am 18 76 6 102
9pm 14 72 7 95
8pm 15 69 7 94
6am 17 75 6 101
7pm 14 73 5 92
1pm 14 71 7 92
11am 11 79 16 106
4pm 13 73 6 92
12pm 14 74 7 99
5pm 15 75 9 102
3pm 19 77 6 101
7am 15 72 7 98
5am 16 73 6 98
8am 15 75 6 96
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.