The flight time from Detroit to Orlando is 2 hours, 35 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 9 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MCO Orlando, FL 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
87%
Spirit
83%
Frontier
80%
Southwest
79%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Orlando is 2 hours, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 9 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Orlando is 957 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Orlando to Detroit
2 hours, 33 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 34m
Southwest
2h 35m
Frontier
2h 36m
Spirit
2h 37m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

71

Distance

957 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
40
Spirit
24
Frontier
5
Southwest
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Orlando by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Orlando by plane is 957 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 Orlando?

The flight time from Detroit to Orlando is 2 hours, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 9 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 34 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 37 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Orlando?

Spirit, Delta, Southwest, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Orlando.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Orlando?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Detroit (DTW) to Orlando (MCO). On average, they have 0 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 129 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Orlando 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 Orlando, Southwest is 79% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 87% 13% 0%
Spirit 83% 15% 2%
Frontier 80% 17% 3%
Southwest 79% 16% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Orlando, 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 16 128 8 154
Southwest 11 131 7 155
Frontier 14 129 9 156
Spirit 12 131 10 157

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
6am 0.21
10pm 0.01
4pm 1.04
10am 1.52
7am 0.49
11am 0.03
5pm 0.77
6pm 0.48
9am 0.75
3pm 0.96
7pm 0.08
1pm 0.06
12pm 1.06
9pm 0.02
8am 0.95
2pm 0.55
8pm 1.04

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Orlando 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 326
February 286
March 407
April 365
May 295
June 286
July 290
August 282
September 250
October 279
November 304
December 326

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Orlando 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 10.35
Tuesday 9.15
Wednesday 9.81
Thursday 10.19
Friday 10.6
Saturday 11.06
Sunday 9.92

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
Spirit 0
Frontier 0
Southwest 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)
6am 16 130 8 156
10pm 12 130 8 149
4pm 12 131 10 155
10am 14 130 8 153
7am 16 130 8 158
11am 9 131 9 150
5pm 14 128 9 155
6pm 13 129 11 158
9am 12 130 10 155
3pm 16 129 9 154
7pm 13 128 10 155
1pm 13 131 10 155
12pm 15 129 8 154
9pm 9 131 11 170
8am 18 129 9 160
2pm 11 131 11 155
8pm 17 126 8 155
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.