The flight time from Detroit to Tampa is 2 hours, 32 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 11 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives TPA Tampa, FL 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Tampa is 2 hours, 32 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 11 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Tampa is 983 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Tampa to Detroit
2 hours, 34 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 32m
2h 33m
2h 35m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



983 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Tampa by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Tampa by plane is 983 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 Tampa?

The flight time from Detroit to Tampa is 2 hours, 32 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 11 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 32 minutes, and Southwest the slowest taking 2 hours, 35 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Tampa?

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

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Tampa?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Detroit (DTW) to Tampa (TPA). 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 15 minutes
In the Air 131 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Tampa 7 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 Tampa, Southwest is 100% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 100% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 100% 0% 0%
Spirit 89% 10% 1%
Delta 89% 11% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Tampa, 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 16 131 3 152
Spirit 12 133 6 153
Southwest 19 134 3 155

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
5pm 0.5
8pm 0.99
5am 0.01
11am 0.02
6pm 0.07
7pm 0
2pm 0.08
12pm 0.68
9am 0
7am 0.52
6am 0.01
8am 1.23
10am 0.88
4pm 0.05
1pm 0.1
3pm 0.87

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Tampa 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 230
February 205
March 257
April 210
May 151
June 146
July 147
August 144
September 137
October 153
November 181
December 244

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Tampa 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 6.17
Tuesday 5.77
Wednesday 5.9
Thursday 6.12
Friday 6.12
Saturday 6.23
Sunday 6.1

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
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
In the Air
Taxi In
5pm 12 133 7 153
8pm 18 129 3 152
5am 19 134 3 155
11am 15 136 5 157
6pm 13 136 8 157
7pm 10 128 6 144
2pm 11 132 6 149
12pm 14 131 4 150
9am 9 140 5 154
7am 13 131 6 151
6am 10 127 3 140
8am 16 131 4 154
10am 14 132 4 154
4pm 15 130 3 147
1pm 12 129 3 144
3pm 15 132 4 151
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.