The flight time from Phoenix to Detroit is 3 hours, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 minute early.
13 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 15 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DTW Detroit, MI 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Detroit is 3 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 15 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Detroit is 1671 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Detroit to Phoenix
4 hours, 13 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 34m
3h 35m
3h 38m
3h 42m
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



1671 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Detroit by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Detroit by plane is 1671 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 Detroit?

The flight time from Phoenix to Detroit is 3 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 15 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 34 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 42 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Detroit?

Southwest, Delta, American, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Phoenix to Detroit.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Detroit?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Detroit (DTW). On average, they have 4 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 13 minutes
In the Air 195 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Detroit 9 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 Detroit, Southwest is 86% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 95% 5% 0%
Frontier 93% 7% 0%
Southwest 86% 12% 2%
American 85% 14% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix and Detroit, 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
Southwest 10 196 7 214
Delta 12 194 8 215
Frontier 15 193 9 218
American 15 196 9 222

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
1pm 0.35
2pm 0.12
11pm 1.04
4pm 0.58
11am 0.37
6am 0.59
12pm 0.68
7pm 0.01
9am 0.64
10pm 0.15
6pm 0.1
3pm 0.09
8am 0.33
0am 0.01
7am 0.34
1am 0
5am 0
5pm 0.22
8pm 0
10am 0.95

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Detroit 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 208
February 189
March 255
April 232
May 207
June 199
July 194
August 199
September 183
October 176
November 170
December 207

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Detroit 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 6.94
Tuesday 6.44
Wednesday 6.75
Thursday 6.87
Friday 6.98
Saturday 5.83
Sunday 6.71

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
Delta 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
In the Air
Taxi In
1pm 11 193 9 215
2pm 9 198 8 216
11pm 12 190 8 211
4pm 13 199 9 222
11am 13 190 8 214
6am 12 197 8 218
12pm 12 199 8 220
7pm 7 190 4 204
9am 16 197 9 222
10pm 15 194 8 219
6pm 13 193 10 218
3pm 13 190 9 213
8am 18 196 9 226
0am 12 182 9 208
7am 13 189 9 214
1am 14 188 8 210
5am 11 180 4 195
5pm 12 191 9 214
8pm 8 179 6 193
10am 13 195 8 218
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.