The flight time from New York to Atlanta is 2 hours, 26 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 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Atlanta is 2 hours, 26 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 ?

2h 23m
2h 25m
2h 31m
2h 40m
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



762 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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, 26 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, 23 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 40 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 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 New York to Atlanta, Southwest is 77% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 83% 17% 0%
American 78% 19% 3%
Southwest 77% 19% 4%
Frontier 68% 30% 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 19 113 7 143
Delta 22 111 7 145
American 23 115 9 151
Frontier 28 114 12 160

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 0.97
12pm 0.99
9am 1.89
3pm 0.87
2pm 1.82
7am 1.91
8am 0.47
4pm 1.24
11am 2.2
7pm 0.95
10am 1.64
5pm 3.06
1pm 2.19
6am 2.55
6pm 1.19
8pm 1.78

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 802
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 28.48
Tuesday 27.27
Wednesday 27.56
Thursday 27.94
Friday 27.98
Saturday 17.83
Sunday 26.46

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
In the Air
Taxi In
9pm 20 111 7 143
12pm 22 114 7 147
9am 28 111 7 149
3pm 23 113 7 146
2pm 20 113 8 144
7am 20 111 8 142
8am 23 114 7 148
4pm 22 114 7 146
11am 24 111 7 148
7pm 24 111 8 147
10am 28 114 7 152
5pm 25 114 9 153
1pm 19 113 7 142
6am 18 114 8 142
6pm 23 115 9 150
8pm 21 109 7 142
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.