The flight time from Salt Lake City to Denver is 1 hour, 24 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SLC Salt Lake City, UT 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
59 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
United
85%
Frontier
85%
Southwest
84%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Salt Lake City to Denver is 1 hour, 24 minutes. The time spent in the air is 59 minutes.

The flight distance from Salt Lake City to Denver is 391 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Salt Lake City
1 hour, 27 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 16m
Frontier
1h 25m
Delta
1h 26m
United
1h 28m
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)

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Flights Per Week

143

Distance

391 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
45
United
44
Southwest
37
Frontier
15

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Salt Lake City from Denver by plane?

The distance from Salt Lake City to Denver by plane is 391 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Salt Lake City to Denver?

The flight time from Salt Lake City to Denver is 1 hour, 24 minutes. The time spent in the air is 59 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 16 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 28 minutes.

What airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Denver?

Delta, Frontier, United, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Salt Lake City to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Salt Lake City to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 37 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 Salt Lake City 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 59 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Denver 8 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 Salt Lake City to Denver, Southwest is 84% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 12% 0%
Frontier 85% 13% 2%
United 85% 13% 2%
Southwest 84% 14% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Salt Lake City 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 58 6 76
Frontier 13 58 11 85
Delta 17 59 8 86
United 15 61 10 88

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
5pm 2.21
11am 1.61
7am 1.04
1pm 1.5
9pm 0.46
12pm 0.79
4pm 0.32
6pm 0.44
2pm 0.9
5am 1.68
8am 2.22
10am 1.22
10pm 0.14
9am 1.28
6am 0.89
3pm 2.02
7pm 0.07
11pm 0
8pm 1.3

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Salt Lake City 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 614
February 556
March 665
April 617
May 607
June 639
July 672
August 685
September 638
October 647
November 536
December 572

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Salt Lake City 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 22.1
Tuesday 20.98
Wednesday 21.44
Thursday 21.15
Friday 21.98
Saturday 16.58
Sunday 19

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
United 1
Southwest 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)
5pm 14 60 9 86
11am 15 59 7 82
7am 18 61 9 90
1pm 14 59 8 83
9pm 13 57 10 81
12pm 11 58 6 76
4pm 12 58 7 80
6pm 10 58 6 75
2pm 12 58 7 80
5am 13 58 11 85
8am 21 62 8 94
10am 13 59 9 83
10pm 15 57 7 79
9am 17 59 9 89
6am 12 58 7 79
3pm 13 59 7 81
7pm 12 58 10 84
11pm 10 50 8 68
8pm 17 57 7 82
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.