The flight time from Phoenix to Denver is 1 hour, 40 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 minute early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 20 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
86%
Frontier
84%
Southwest
82%
American
82%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Denver is 1 hour, 40 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 20 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Denver is 602 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Phoenix
1 hour, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 36m
United
1h 41m
American
1h 44m
Frontier
1h 46m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

150

Distance

602 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
75
United
32
American
26
Frontier
16

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Denver by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Denver by plane is 602 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Denver?

The flight time from Phoenix to Denver is 1 hour, 40 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 20 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 36 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 1 hour, 46 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Denver?

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

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 75 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 Phoenix 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 80 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 5 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 Phoenix to Denver, Southwest is 82% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 86% 13% 1%
Frontier 84% 15% 1%
Southwest 82% 15% 3%
American 82% 17% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 10 79 6 96
United 13 80 7 101
American 15 80 8 104
Frontier 13 80 10 106

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
6am 0.89
8pm 1.55
1pm 1.53
6pm 1.03
11pm 0.04
7pm 0.99
0am 0.04
9am 1.45
10am 0.96
2pm 1.46
12pm 1.44
5am 0.61
11am 0.83
4pm 0.96
8am 1.76
7am 1.31
5pm 1.22
10pm 0.56
9pm 0.86
3pm 1.45

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 651
February 601
March 759
April 712
May 671
June 592
July 591
August 603
September 631
October 681
November 638
December 674

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 21.88
Tuesday 21.63
Wednesday 21.56
Thursday 22.23
Friday 22.19
Saturday 18.69
Sunday 21.88

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
Southwest 1
United 1
American 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)
6am 12 79 6 99
8pm 12 80 8 101
1pm 12 80 7 101
6pm 10 79 6 98
11pm 13 79 7 98
7pm 13 80 8 103
0am 15 77 7 102
9am 13 79 6 99
10am 13 79 6 99
2pm 10 79 6 97
12pm 13 81 7 103
5am 12 79 8 102
11am 11 79 6 97
4pm 11 81 7 102
8am 14 79 7 101
7am 13 80 7 103
5pm 10 80 7 100
10pm 8 78 5 92
9pm 9 80 6 95
3pm 12 81 7 100
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.