The flight time from Newark to Phoenix is 5 hours, 21 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves EWR Newark, NJ 2 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 51 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
80%
United
75%
Southwest
69%
Frontier
59%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Newark to Phoenix is 5 hours, 21 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 51 minutes.

The flight distance from Newark to Phoenix is 2133 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Newark
4 hours, 31 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
5h 20m
Southwest
5h 21m
American
5h 22m
Frontier
5h 41m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

48

Distance

2133 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
21
American
21
Southwest
5
Frontier
0

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, 21 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 51 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 20 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 5 hours, 41 minutes.

What airlines fly from Newark to Phoenix?

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

Does Southwest fly from Newark to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Newark (EWR) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 5 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 Newark 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 291 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 4 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, Southwest is 69% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 69% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 80% 19% 1%
United 75% 25% 0%
Southwest 69% 28% 3%
Frontier 59% 41% 0%

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 22 290 6 320
Southwest 19 293 6 321
American 19 291 7 322
Frontier 19 306 8 341

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
12pm 0.18
8am 0.18
7am 0.61
7pm 0.35
11pm 0
3pm 0.19
6pm 0.32
11am 0.17
9am 0.9
5pm 0.33
5am 0.05
1pm 1
4pm 1.04
8pm 0.51
2pm 0.04
6am 0.64
10am 0.36

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 198
February 190
March 244
April 206
May 222
June 212
July 226
August 211
September 187
October 216
November 204
December 225

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 7.29
Tuesday 7.21
Wednesday 6.81
Thursday 7.46
Friday 7.4
Saturday 6.27
Sunday 6.42

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 0
American 0
Southwest 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
12pm 15 293 6 317
8am 28 303 6 341
7am 18 289 7 319
7pm 23 298 7 330
11pm 16 275 4 295
3pm 17 286 6 314
6pm 23 296 6 326
11am 20 298 6 327
9am 26 292 6 328
5pm 23 286 6 317
5am 16 298 8 326
1pm 16 294 6 321
4pm 20 293 7 323
8pm 25 281 6 315
2pm 19 291 7 321
6am 22 290 6 317
10am 21 276 7 305
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.