The flight time from Minneapolis to Denver is 2 hours, 4 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSP Minneapolis, MN 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 39 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Minneapolis to Denver is 2 hours, 4 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 39 minutes.

The flight distance from Minneapolis to Denver is 680 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Minneapolis
1 hour, 48 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 59m
2h 2m
2h 5m
2h 5m
2h 15m
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



680 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Minneapolis from Denver by plane?

The distance from Minneapolis to Denver by plane is 680 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 Denver?

The flight time from Minneapolis to Denver is 2 hours, 4 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 39 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 59 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 15 minutes.

What airlines fly from Minneapolis to Denver?

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

Does Southwest fly from Minneapolis to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 31 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 99 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 Minneapolis to Denver, Delta is 86% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 86% 14% 0%
United 84% 15% 1%
Southwest 80% 16% 4%
Spirit 79% 18% 3%
Frontier 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 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 12 100 6 119
Spirit 14 99 8 122
Delta 16 98 8 125
United 16 99 8 125
Frontier 18 100 11 135

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 0.5
6pm 0.5
9am 1.08
7pm 1.13
5am 1.15
1pm 0.53
5pm 1.12
3pm 0.14
4pm 0.83
2pm 1.63
12pm 0.19
10am 0.16
9pm 0.06
7am 1.01
8pm 1.24
10pm 0.05
6am 1.95
11am 2.44

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis 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 427
February 386
March 469
April 461
May 513
June 519
July 534
August 544
September 494
October 529
November 469
December 482

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis 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 16.92
Tuesday 16.4
Wednesday 16.33
Thursday 16.58
Friday 16.6
Saturday 13.38
Sunday 15.85

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
Southwest 1
United 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
8am 16 100 8 127
6pm 19 100 8 129
9am 17 99 8 126
7pm 16 100 8 128
5am 16 100 8 130
1pm 11 101 6 119
5pm 16 100 8 126
3pm 14 100 6 120
4pm 14 101 8 125
2pm 14 98 8 121
12pm 13 98 9 122
10am 14 98 8 120
9pm 10 98 5 112
7am 20 98 8 128
8pm 15 98 7 122
10pm 12 99 7 127
6am 14 99 7 122
11am 15 99 8 123
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.