The flight time from Phoenix to Denver is 1 hour, 43 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 21 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
89%
United
86%
American
86%
Southwest
73%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Denver is 1 hour, 43 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 21 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Denver is 602 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Phoenix
1 hour, 49 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 39m
Frontier
1h 46m
United
1h 46m
American
1h 46m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

143

Distance

602 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
58
United
36
American
28
Frontier
19

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, 43 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 21 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 39 minutes, and United 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 58 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 81 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 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 Phoenix to Denver, Southwest is 73% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 73% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 89% 10% 1%
American 86% 13% 1%
United 86% 12% 2%
Southwest 73% 23% 4%

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 11 80 6 99
Frontier 13 81 10 106
American 16 82 8 106
United 16 82 6 106

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 2.35
8pm 1.37
1pm 2.23
6pm 0.9
11pm 0
7pm 0.93
9am 2.04
10am 0.67
2pm 0.9
12pm 0.84
5am 0.3
11am 1.71
4pm 0.81
8am 0.76
7am 0.68
5pm 1.29
10pm 0.19
9pm 0.43
3pm 1.44

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 592
February 453
March 606
April 576
May 622
June 628
July 630
August 650
September 669
October 695
November 680
December 637

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 21.25
Tuesday 20.27
Wednesday 20.27
Thursday 20.63
Friday 20.62
Saturday 19.4
Sunday 20.6

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 14 81 7 103
8pm 12 81 7 102
1pm 15 82 7 105
6pm 10 81 9 102
11pm 15 79 41 135
7pm 11 80 7 99
9am 18 81 6 107
10am 15 80 6 102
2pm 14 82 6 104
12pm 13 80 7 102
5am 11 80 6 98
11am 14 81 6 102
4pm 13 82 9 106
8am 14 79 6 101
7am 13 80 6 101
5pm 14 83 8 108
10pm 12 81 8 101
9pm 9 80 6 96
3pm 14 81 7 105
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.