The flight time from Nashville to Denver is 2 hours, 49 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BNA Nashville, TN 1 minute early.
12 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 28 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Nashville to Denver is 2 hours, 49 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 28 minutes.

The flight distance from Nashville to Denver is 1014 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Nashville
2 hours, 25 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 43m
2h 55m
2h 58m
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



1014 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Nashville from Denver by plane?

The distance from Nashville to Denver by plane is 1014 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Nashville to Denver?

The flight time from Nashville to Denver is 2 hours, 49 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 28 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 43 minutes, and United the slowest taking 2 hours, 58 minutes.

What airlines fly from Nashville to Denver?

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

Does Southwest fly from Nashville to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Nashville (BNA) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 36 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 Nashville 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 148 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 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 Nashville to Denver, Southwest is 85% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 85% 13% 2%
Frontier 85% 13% 2%
United 82% 17% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Nashville 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 10 146 6 163
Frontier 13 148 10 175
United 15 152 9 178

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
9pm 0.35
11am 0.25
7am 0.17
12pm 1.21
8am 0.53
7pm 0.28
5pm 0.85
6pm 0.55
2pm 0.6
9am 0.15
6am 2
10am 0.05
8pm 0.07
3pm 1.18
4pm 0.32
1pm 0.25
5am 0.6
10pm 0.07

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville 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 246
February 227
March 300
April 303
May 314
June 315
July 332
August 302
September 308
October 327
November 266
December 280

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville 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 10.15
Tuesday 9.98
Wednesday 10.08
Thursday 9.98
Friday 10.04
Saturday 8.17
Sunday 9.29

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 1
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
In the Air
Taxi In
9pm 9 142 5 158
11am 10 146 6 161
7am 10 146 6 164
12pm 13 149 8 171
8am 11 146 7 165
7pm 10 147 6 166
5pm 14 148 8 171
6pm 10 150 7 167
2pm 10 149 6 166
9am 9 144 5 160
6am 14 149 8 176
10am 10 146 6 162
8pm 9 144 6 163
3pm 13 149 8 172
4pm 10 151 7 169
1pm 10 142 6 158
5am 11 149 7 170
10pm 8 141 5 158
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.