The flight time from Newark to Phoenix is 5 hours, 16 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves EWR Newark, NJ 1 minute early.
21 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 46 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Newark to Phoenix is 5 hours, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 46 minutes.

The flight distance from Newark to Phoenix is 2133 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Newark
4 hours, 34 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 14m
5h 17m
5h 19m
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



2133 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Newark from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Newark to Phoenix by plane is 2133 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Newark to Phoenix?

The flight time from Newark to Phoenix is 5 hours, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 46 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 14 minutes, and American the slowest taking 5 hours, 19 minutes.

What airlines fly from Newark to Phoenix?

Spirit, United, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Newark to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from Newark to Phoenix?

Southwest does not fly from Newark (EWR) to Phoenix (PHX). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 Newark 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 286 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 10 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 Newark to Phoenix, American is 82% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 87% 12% 1%
American 82% 17% 1%
United 81% 17% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Newark 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
United 21 286 4 314
Spirit 15 290 7 317
American 21 286 6 319

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
8am 0.08
7am 0.58
7pm 0.35
3pm 0.09
6pm 0.28
11am 0.56
9am 0.64
5pm 0.86
5am 0.13
1pm 0.01
4pm 0.89
8pm 0.32
2pm 0.05
6am 1.29
10am 1.01

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Newark 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 218
February 198
March 215
April 207
May 217
June 180
July 184
August 201
September 236
October 245
November 254
December 277

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Newark 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 7.12
Tuesday 7.19
Wednesday 7.25
Thursday 7.25
Friday 7.25
Saturday 7.23
Sunday 7.33

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
American 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
8am 23 287 8 319
7am 20 283 3 309
7pm 26 287 4 320
3pm 24 275 4 305
6pm 26 299 4 333
11am 18 285 4 309
9am 21 295 6 323
5pm 22 284 6 315
5am 13 293 6 314
1pm 20 267 8 299
4pm 21 289 4 317
8pm 27 275 4 309
2pm 23 273 3 299
6am 20 292 6 324
10am 21 280 4 309
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.