The flight time from New York to Denver is 4 hours, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 1 minute early.
21 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 47 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Denver is 4 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 47 minutes.

The flight distance from New York to Denver is 1620 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to New York
3 hours, 35 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 11m
4h 19m
4h 21m
4h 22m
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



1620 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New York from Denver by plane?

The distance from New York to Denver by plane is 1620 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 Denver?

The flight time from New York to Denver is 4 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 47 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Frontier being the fastest taking 4 hours, 11 minutes, and Southwest the slowest taking 4 hours, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Denver?

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

Does Southwest fly from New York to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from New York (LGA) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 19 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 21 minutes
In the Air 227 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 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 Denver, Southwest is 75% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 85% 14% 1%
Delta 79% 20% 1%
Southwest 75% 22% 3%
Frontier 59% 36% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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
Frontier 17 221 10 251
United 20 228 8 259
Delta 24 226 8 261
Southwest 22 229 6 262

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
9am 0.85
8am 1.96
10pm 0.52
11am 0.01
3pm 0.9
12pm 1.02
1pm 0.66
7pm 0.01
6pm 1.7
7am 0.89
4pm 0.12
2pm 0.75
5pm 0.82
6am 0.72
10am 0.45

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 326
February 291
March 331
April 339
May 378
June 367
July 400
August 402
September 369
October 380
November 318
December 328

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 12.1
Tuesday 12.1
Wednesday 12.29
Thursday 12.29
Friday 12.04
Saturday 9.02
Sunday 11.5

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
United 1
Southwest 0
Delta 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
9am 25 224 7 260
8am 25 228 7 264
10pm 17 220 10 251
11am 23 233 6 262
3pm 21 230 7 262
12pm 21 227 7 258
1pm 19 229 7 259
7pm 21 240 5 268
6pm 25 227 8 262
7am 15 226 8 251
4pm 19 227 6 255
2pm 17 227 7 255
5pm 24 231 6 264
6am 16 227 8 252
10am 26 233 7 269
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.