The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Denver is 3 hours, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 2 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 25 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
87%
Southwest
87%
Frontier
74%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Denver is 3 hours, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 25 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Denver is 1436 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Raleigh Durham
3 hours, 10 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
3h 40m
United
3h 49m
Frontier
3h 55m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

33

Distance

1436 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun012345

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
13
Southwest
12
Frontier
6

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Denver by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Denver by plane is 1436 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Raleigh Durham to Denver?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Denver is 3 hours, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 25 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 40 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 55 minutes.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Denver?

Southwest, United, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Raleigh Durham to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 12 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 Raleigh Durham 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 205 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 7 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 Raleigh Durham to Denver, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 87% 11% 2%
United 87% 12% 1%
Frontier 74% 25% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham 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 9 204 6 220
United 15 205 8 229
Frontier 16 208 10 235

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
11am 0.12
7am 0.24
8pm 0.03
7pm 0.44
5am 0.22
2pm 0.01
4pm 0.97
6am 0.84
8am 0.52
5pm 0.09
1pm 0.14
9am 0.13
9pm 0.02
6pm 0.52
10am 0.27
3pm 0.15

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 129
February 110
March 149
April 149
May 155
June 149
July 151
August 151
September 144
October 149
November 147
December 155

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 4.79
Tuesday 4.88
Wednesday 4.81
Thursday 4.75
Friday 4.79
Saturday 4.58
Sunday 4.83

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
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)
11am 8 201 6 218
7am 18 191 8 217
8pm 10 203 7 223
7pm 9 205 6 222
5am 9 196 6 212
2pm 16 215 6 247
4pm 16 207 8 231
6am 15 205 7 228
8am 14 212 9 237
5pm 14 207 9 229
1pm 15 201 11 229
9am 10 208 6 225
9pm 7 191 7 204
6pm 11 205 7 226
10am 9 205 6 220
3pm 16 203 9 227
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.