The flight time from Detroit to Newark is 1 hour, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 4 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 11 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives EWR Newark, NJ 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Newark is 1 hour, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 11 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Newark is 488 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Newark to Detroit
1 hour, 49 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 33m
1h 34m
1h 42m
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



488 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Newark by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Newark by plane is 488 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 Newark?

The flight time from Detroit to Newark is 1 hour, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 11 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 33 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 42 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Newark?

United, Spirit, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Newark.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Newark?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Newark (EWR). 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 71 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Newark 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 Newark, Spirit is 98% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 98% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 98% 2% 0%
Delta 84% 15% 1%
United 82% 13% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Newark, 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
Delta 14 71 6 93
Spirit 13 69 9 94
United 15 72 11 102

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
9pm 0.98
1pm 0.19
4pm 0.35
5pm 1.07
10am 1.04
11am 0.78
7pm 0.17
2pm 1.27
8am 0.21
12pm 0.11
3pm 0.09
6pm 0.47
8pm 0.29
6am 0.71
7am 1.52

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Newark 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 268
February 270
March 301
April 290
May 314
June 307
July 281
August 276
September 336
October 324
November 279
December 234

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Newark 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 10
Tuesday 9.73
Wednesday 9.9
Thursday 9.85
Friday 9.87
Saturday 7.94
Sunday 9.63

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
United 1
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
9pm 14 69 6 90
1pm 16 73 13 113
4pm 17 72 14 110
5pm 15 73 9 101
10am 14 70 6 91
11am 13 72 8 95
7pm 16 72 13 103
2pm 15 72 7 98
8am 12 68 8 91
12pm 14 72 8 97
3pm 13 73 6 93
6pm 16 75 16 113
8pm 16 73 11 102
6am 15 71 10 99
7am 15 70 9 97
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.