The flight time from Kansas City to Denver is 1 hour, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MCI Kansas City, MO 3 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 24 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Kansas City to Denver is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 24 minutes.

The flight distance from Kansas City to Denver is 533 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Kansas City
1 hour, 30 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 42m
1h 47m
1h 52m
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



533 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Kansas City from Denver by plane?

The distance from Kansas City to Denver by plane is 533 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Kansas City to Denver?

The flight time from Kansas City to Denver is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 24 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 42 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 52 minutes.

What airlines fly from Kansas City to Denver?

Frontier, United, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Kansas City to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Kansas City to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 29 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 Kansas City 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 84 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Denver 5 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 Kansas City to Denver, Southwest is 77% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 84% 14% 2%
Southwest 77% 19% 4%
Frontier 75% 23% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Kansas City and Denver, 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
Southwest 11 82 7 102
Frontier 12 84 10 107
United 15 85 8 112

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
4pm 0.16
9am 1.2
8am 0.17
6pm 0.48
10pm 0.04
12pm 0.35
5pm 1.31
2pm 0.52
7pm 0.56
11am 0.46
8pm 0.4
10am 0.34
5am 0.23
9pm 0.19
7am 0.1
11pm 0.01
3pm 0.29
1pm 0.88
6am 1.13

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Kansas City to Denver 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 229
February 176
March 261
April 247
May 273
June 301
July 315
August 316
September 319
October 317
November 291
December 258

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Kansas City to Denver 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 9.56
Tuesday 8.98
Wednesday 8.44
Thursday 9.81
Friday 9.04
Saturday 8.19
Sunday 9.5

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
United 1
Southwest 1
Frontier 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
4pm 11 80 7 102
9am 15 83 10 115
8am 11 86 7 105
6pm 11 85 8 108
10pm 12 84 9 107
12pm 11 81 7 102
5pm 17 85 8 115
2pm 13 83 7 104
7pm 14 83 10 110
11am 11 84 7 103
8pm 10 83 9 104
10am 11 82 7 102
5am 11 81 7 99
9pm 10 80 7 98
7am 11 84 7 103
11pm 12 77 16 105
3pm 11 85 7 104
1pm 13 85 8 108
6am 12 82 7 102
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.