The flight time from Minneapolis to Atlanta is 2 hours, 21 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSP Minneapolis, MN 1 minute early.
14 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 57 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Minneapolis to Atlanta is 2 hours, 21 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 57 minutes.

The flight distance from Minneapolis to Atlanta is 907 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Minneapolis
2 hours, 30 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 18m
2h 20m
2h 27m
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



907 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Minneapolis from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Minneapolis to Atlanta by plane is 907 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta?

The flight time from Minneapolis to Atlanta is 2 hours, 21 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 57 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 18 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 27 minutes.

What airlines fly from Minneapolis to Atlanta?

Spirit, Southwest, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Minneapolis to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Minneapolis to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 5 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 Minneapolis 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 117 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 9 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 Minneapolis to Atlanta, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 87% 10% 3%
Spirit 78% 20% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Minneapolis and Atlanta, 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 11 119 7 138
Delta 14 117 7 140
Spirit 15 117 11 147

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
8am 0.95
5am 1
9am 0.56
10pm 0
8pm 0.6
2pm 0.17
10am 0.49
6pm 0.29
12pm 0.52
1pm 0.56
11am 1.45
5pm 0.76
7am 1.02
7pm 0.85
6am 1.24
4pm 0.93
3pm 1.18

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis to Atlanta 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 409
February 368
March 437
April 413
May 425
June 385
July 383
August 374
September 347
October 362
November 344
December 359

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis to Atlanta 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 12.94
Tuesday 12.96
Wednesday 12.92
Thursday 12.85
Friday 12.96
Saturday 11.31
Sunday 12.63

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
8am 15 117 6 140
5am 13 118 8 141
9am 13 117 6 138
10pm 29 103 16 148
8pm 15 116 10 143
2pm 11 119 7 140
10am 14 117 6 139
6pm 18 118 10 150
12pm 12 119 7 139
1pm 14 117 7 140
11am 14 118 8 143
5pm 15 117 9 145
7am 17 116 7 142
7pm 13 115 8 137
6am 12 117 8 139
4pm 13 118 8 142
3pm 14 118 7 140
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.