The flight time from San Francisco to Cincinnati is 4 hours, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 2 minutes early.
22 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 51 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives CVG Cincinnati, OH 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Cincinnati to San Francisco
4 hours, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 13m
4h 25m
4h 25m
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



2036 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 San Francisco 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 231 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Cincinnati 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Cincinnati, Delta is 89% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 89% 11% 0%
United 82% 18% 0%
Frontier 66% 32% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Cincinnati, 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
Delta 18 229 5 253
United 28 232 6 265
Frontier 19 234 9 265

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
10am 0.51
11am 0.54
12pm 0.27
3pm 0.12
9pm 0.27
10pm 0.38

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Cincinnati 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 53
February 49
March 61
April 58
May 53
June 83
July 89
August 93
September 80
October 61
November 56
December 56

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Cincinnati 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 2.3
Tuesday 2.2
Wednesday 2.3
Thursday 2.2
Friday 2.3
Saturday 2
Sunday 2

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 7
Delta 6
Frontier 2

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
10am 27 231 6 264
11am 27 232 5 266
12pm 17 227 5 249
3pm 15 224 5 246
9pm 18 233 10 264
10pm 18 232 5 255
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.