The flight time from Minneapolis to Phoenix is 3 hours, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSP Minneapolis, MN 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 54 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Minneapolis to Phoenix is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 54 minutes.

The flight distance from Minneapolis to Phoenix is 1276 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Minneapolis
2 hours, 53 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 15m
3h 16m
3h 25m
3h 25m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1276 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Minneapolis from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Minneapolis to Phoenix by plane is 1276 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 Phoenix?

The flight time from Minneapolis to Phoenix is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 54 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 15 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 3 hours, 25 minutes.

What airlines fly from Minneapolis to Phoenix?

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

Does Southwest fly from Minneapolis to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 13 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 15 minutes
In the Air 174 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 5 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 Phoenix, Southwest is 84% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 12% 0%
American 85% 14% 1%
Southwest 84% 13% 3%
Spirit 81% 15% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Minneapolis and Phoenix, 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 11 176 5 195
Delta 15 173 7 196
American 17 175 6 205
Spirit 15 179 8 205

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
3pm 0.07
11am 1.12
5am 0.45
12pm 0.06
10am 0.19
9am 0.96
7pm 0.87
6am 1.34
10pm 0.13
6pm 1.15
7am 0.72
4pm 0.19
8pm 0.43
2pm 1.89
5pm 0.64
1pm 0.02
8am 0.44

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis to Phoenix 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 342
February 337
March 467
April 373
May 302
June 293
July 295
August 298
September 269
October 298
November 300
December 349

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis to Phoenix 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 11.06
Tuesday 10.67
Wednesday 10.71
Thursday 11.02
Friday 11.13
Saturday 10.15
Sunday 10.69

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 0
Southwest 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
3pm 14 175 6 199
11am 14 173 6 194
5am 14 176 5 198
12pm 11 175 6 195
10am 15 181 8 210
9am 15 173 7 196
7pm 13 171 7 194
6am 15 177 5 201
10pm 12 175 6 201
6pm 17 173 6 201
7am 17 175 12 213
4pm 11 176 5 194
8pm 15 174 7 198
2pm 14 173 6 195
5pm 15 175 6 201
1pm 16 176 4 204
8am 16 181 5 206
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.