The flight time from New York to Atlanta is 2 hours, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 1 minute early.
22 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 53 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
83%
American
77%
Southwest
76%
Frontier
66%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Atlanta is 2 hours, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 53 minutes.

The flight distance from New York to Atlanta is 762 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to New York
2 hours, 7 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 24m
Delta
2h 25m
American
2h 32m
Frontier
2h 41m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM01234

Flights Per Week

183

Distance

762 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun01020

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
104
American
37
Southwest
34
Frontier
7

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New York from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from New York to Atlanta by plane is 762 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from New York to Atlanta?

The flight time from New York to Atlanta is 2 hours, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 53 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 24 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Atlanta?

Delta, Southwest, American, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from New York to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from New York to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from New York (LGA) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 34 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 New York 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 113 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 6 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 New York to Atlanta, Southwest is 76% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 83% 17% 0%
American 77% 20% 3%
Southwest 76% 21% 3%
Frontier 66% 32% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 19 114 7 144
Delta 22 112 7 145
American 23 115 9 152
Frontier 28 114 12 161

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 0.88
12pm 0.98
9am 1.88
3pm 0.95
2pm 1.8
7am 1.91
8am 0.47
4pm 1.25
11am 2.36
7pm 0.86
10am 1.55
5pm 3.06
1pm 2.06
6am 2.55
6pm 1.27
8pm 1.88

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 790
February 713
March 834
April 813
May 817
June 796
July 819
August 832
September 761
October 793
November 767
December 799

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 27.94
Tuesday 27.31
Wednesday 27.6
Thursday 28.38
Friday 27.98
Saturday 17.75
Sunday 26.38

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 2
American 1
Southwest 1
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
9pm 20 111 7 143
12pm 21 115 7 147
9am 29 111 7 150
3pm 23 113 7 146
2pm 20 114 8 144
7am 20 111 8 143
8am 22 114 8 147
4pm 22 114 8 147
11am 24 112 7 148
7pm 25 111 8 148
10am 29 115 7 153
5pm 25 114 10 154
1pm 19 113 7 143
6am 17 114 8 142
6pm 23 115 9 151
8pm 21 110 7 142
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.