The flight time from Los Angeles to Denver is 2 hours, 14 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 52 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Denver is 2 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 52 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Denver is 862 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Los Angeles
2 hours, 21 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 9m
2h 14m
2h 15m
2h 16m
2h 17m
2h 17m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



862 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Denver by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Denver by plane is 862 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Denver?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Denver is 2 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 52 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 9 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 17 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Denver?

Frontier, Spirit, United, Southwest, Delta, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 32 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 Los Angeles 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 112 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 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 Los Angeles to Denver, Delta is 83% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 88% 10% 2%
Frontier 87% 11% 2%
Delta 83% 16% 1%
American 83% 15% 2%
Spirit 83% 15% 2%
Southwest 76% 20% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles 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 10 111 6 129
Spirit 13 112 7 134
United 15 111 7 135
Frontier 15 110 10 136
Delta 13 114 8 137
American 14 113 8 137

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
12pm 0.61
5pm 0.12
9pm 0.29
7am 0.54
4pm 1.5
3pm 0.61
2pm 1.71
10am 1.05
8am 1.89
11am 1.65
6am 0.74
8pm 1.09
6pm 0.94
0am 0.46
9am 1.44
7pm 1.39
1pm 1.62
5am 1.18

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 575
February 385
March 525
April 517
May 560
June 621
July 626
August 638
September 635
October 660
November 633
December 654

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 20.37
Tuesday 19.48
Wednesday 19.67
Thursday 19.52
Friday 19.73
Saturday 17.62
Sunday 18.79

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
Delta 0
American 0
Frontier 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
12pm 14 112 7 136
5pm 8 107 6 125
9pm 9 110 7 127
7am 15 114 8 140
4pm 13 112 8 135
3pm 14 111 7 133
2pm 14 114 7 138
10am 14 113 7 137
8am 13 112 7 135
11am 14 111 7 134
6am 14 111 6 134
8pm 13 112 8 134
6pm 13 110 6 131
0am 15 110 9 135
9am 17 112 6 135
7pm 12 111 8 133
1pm 14 112 6 134
5am 14 111 6 133
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.