The flight time from Milwaukee to Denver is 2 hours, 33 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MKE Milwaukee, WI 2 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 11 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
86%
Frontier
85%
United
84%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Milwaukee to Denver is 2 hours, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 11 minutes.

The flight distance from Milwaukee to Denver is 896 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Milwaukee
2 hours, 10 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 28m
Frontier
2h 37m
United
2h 40m
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

46

Distance

896 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
23
United
16
Frontier
6

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Milwaukee from Denver by plane?

The distance from Milwaukee to Denver by plane is 896 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Milwaukee to Denver?

The flight time from Milwaukee to Denver is 2 hours, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 11 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 28 minutes, and United the slowest taking 2 hours, 40 minutes.

What airlines fly from Milwaukee to Denver?

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

Does Southwest fly from Milwaukee to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 23 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 Milwaukee 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 131 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Denver 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 Milwaukee to Denver, Southwest is 86% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 86% 12% 2%
Frontier 85% 13% 2%
United 84% 15% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Milwaukee 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 10 130 6 148
Frontier 12 131 11 157
United 15 133 9 160

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
7am 0.39
1pm 0.5
11am 0.21
10am 0.07
2pm 0.64
5pm 0.12
8am 0.25
5am 1.34
12pm 0.34
9am 0.02
7pm 0.59
9pm 0.14
3pm 0.46
8pm 0.15
4pm 0.35
6pm 0.35
6am 0.61

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Milwaukee 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 166
February 145
March 179
April 184
May 227
June 221
July 229
August 216
September 241
October 241
November 187
December 186

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Milwaukee 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 7.12
Tuesday 7.15
Wednesday 7.15
Thursday 6.85
Friday 7.08
Saturday 5.29
Sunday 5.94

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
Southwest 0
United 0
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7am 18 132 9 160
1pm 13 133 8 156
11am 9 130 6 146
10am 8 127 6 144
2pm 10 130 7 149
5pm 10 132 7 149
8am 13 131 9 156
5am 11 131 7 153
12pm 9 129 7 146
9am 8 122 6 137
7pm 10 130 7 150
9pm 9 130 6 147
3pm 11 128 7 149
8pm 10 126 6 145
4pm 13 135 9 162
6pm 11 135 7 155
6am 15 136 9 164
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.