The flight time from Phoenix to Minneapolis is 2 hours, 53 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 minute early.
12 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 35 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MSP Minneapolis, MN 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Minneapolis is 2 hours, 53 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 35 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Minneapolis is 1276 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Minneapolis to Phoenix
3 hours, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 49m
2h 52m
2h 58m
2h 59m
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



1276 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Minneapolis by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Minneapolis by plane is 1276 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 Minneapolis?

The flight time from Phoenix to Minneapolis is 2 hours, 53 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 35 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 49 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 59 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Minneapolis?

American, Southwest, Delta, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Phoenix to Minneapolis.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Minneapolis?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Minneapolis (MSP). On average, they have 13 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 155 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, Southwest is 83% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 93% 7% 0%
American 84% 16% 0%
Southwest 83% 15% 2%
Spirit 83% 12% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix and Minneapolis, 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 10 155 4 169
Delta 11 155 5 172
American 16 156 5 178
Spirit 12 155 7 179

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
7pm 0.71
1pm 0.95
8am 0.71
1am 0.01
9pm 0.1
11am 0.85
7am 0.27
6pm 0.54
11pm 0
2pm 0.33
6am 0.7
3pm 1.06
0am 0.22
9am 1.07
12pm 1.47
10am 0.41
4pm 0.73
8pm 0.14
5pm 0.35

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Minneapolis 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 341
February 335
March 467
April 372
May 301
June 291
July 295
August 298
September 268
October 297
November 298
December 347

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Minneapolis 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 11.12
Tuesday 10.71
Wednesday 10.73
Thursday 10.81
Friday 11.06
Saturday 10.13
Sunday 10.63

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 1
American 0
Southwest 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
7pm 12 155 4 172
1pm 13 156 5 175
8am 17 156 4 178
1am 12 159 5 173
9pm 10 152 3 165
11am 10 154 4 170
7am 12 154 5 171
6pm 10 153 4 168
11pm 13 162 27 202
2pm 11 156 5 173
6am 11 153 5 170
3pm 12 157 6 176
0am 12 153 5 170
9am 16 155 5 177
12pm 12 156 4 175
10am 13 154 4 171
4pm 11 156 4 173
8pm 13 152 4 170
5pm 11 154 4 168
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.