The flight time from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 30 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSP Minneapolis, MN 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
85%
American
79%
Spirit
78%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 30 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours.

The flight distance from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth is 852 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Dallas Fort Worth to Minneapolis
2 hours, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Spirit
2h 16m
Delta
2h 31m
American
2h 31m
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

81

Distance

852 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
40
American
37
Spirit
3

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Minneapolis from Dallas Fort Worth by plane?

The distance from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth by plane is 852 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 Dallas Fort Worth?

The flight time from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 30 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 16 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 31 minutes.

What airlines fly from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth?

American, Delta, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth.

Does Southwest fly from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth?

Southwest does not fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 120 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Dallas Fort Worth 8 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 Dallas Fort Worth, Spirit is 78% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 85% 15% 0%
American 79% 18% 3%
Spirit 78% 19% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Minneapolis and Dallas Fort Worth, 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)
Spirit 12 114 7 136
Delta 18 121 10 151
American 16 120 12 151

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 0.39
9am 0.71
8pm 0.11
3pm 1.04
5am 0.21
6am 0.9
4pm 0.28
5pm 0.62
6pm 0.87
11am 1.11
10am 0.76
2pm 0.47
8am 0.86
9pm 0.47
1pm 1.05
7pm 0.82
7am 0.81

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth 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 301
February 274
March 351
April 331
May 395
June 399
July 399
August 417
September 378
October 381
November 333
December 293

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis to Dallas Fort Worth 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 12.58
Tuesday 12.06
Wednesday 12.13
Thursday 12.27
Friday 12.37
Saturday 8.83
Sunday 11.54

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
American 1
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
12pm 18 122 10 150
9am 21 121 10 155
8pm 12 120 9 143
3pm 16 120 10 150
5am 17 124 11 157
6am 18 121 13 155
4pm 15 119 12 148
5pm 18 119 9 148
6pm 16 119 12 150
11am 17 123 10 152
10am 14 119 12 147
2pm 15 123 10 151
8am 17 120 12 154
9pm 12 114 7 136
1pm 15 120 10 147
7pm 16 119 9 146
7am 21 122 11 158
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.