The flight time from San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth is 3 hours, 26 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 3 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 55 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Dallas/Fort Worth to San Francisco
3 hours, 47 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 24m
3h 27m
3h 36m
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



1464 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 175 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Dallas/Fort Worth 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth, American is 84% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 88% 12% 0%
American 84% 15% 1%
SkyWest 84% 15% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth, 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
American 18 174 11 204
United 23 175 8 207
SkyWest 21 183 9 216

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
0am 0.89
6am 1.17
7am 0.99
8am 1.16
9am 0.81
10am 1.2
11am 1.14
12pm 0.36
1pm 2.04
2pm 0.35
3pm 0.93
5pm 0.51
6pm 0.84
7pm 0.19

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth 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 376
February 338
March 379
April 369
May 377
June 403
July 419
August 415
September 381
October 395
November 361
December 397

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth 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 13.2
Tuesday 12.5
Wednesday 13.1
Thursday 13.4
Friday 13.2
Saturday 10.8
Sunday 12.4

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
American 65
United 13
SkyWest 11

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
0am 15 173 7 195
6am 21 175 12 209
7am 19 174 10 203
8am 22 176 10 210
9am 21 177 11 209
10am 20 173 9 203
11am 21 174 11 208
12pm 22 184 10 219
1pm 20 177 13 214
2pm 15 172 12 202
3pm 15 174 11 202
5pm 15 176 8 200
6pm 16 173 6 196
7pm 20 178 6 208
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.