The flight time from San Francisco to Denver is 2 hours, 23 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 58 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
84%
Virgin
79%
Southwest
74%
Frontier
63%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
2h 20m
Southwest
2h 22m
United
2h 24m
Frontier
2h 31m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Reverse Journey

2 hours, 37 minutes

Flights Per Week

148

Distance

967 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
82
Southwest
31
Virgin
20
Frontier
16

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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 118 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 5 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 Denver, Virgin is 79% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 84% 15% 1%
Virgin 79% 20% 1%
Southwest 74% 25% 1%
Frontier 63% 36% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco 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)
Virgin 12 118 9 140
Southwest 15 118 7 142
United 17 117 7 144
Frontier 18 119 10 151

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
5am 1.28
6am 2.02
7am 1.62
8am 1.33
9am 1.19
10am 1.22
11am 1.46
12pm 1.43
1pm 1.27
2pm 1.2
3pm 1.1
4pm 1.08
5pm 1.57
6pm 1.04
7pm 1.35
8pm 0.69
9pm 0.24

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 554
February 488
March 573
April 565
May 655
June 633
July 743
August 769
September 707
October 706
November 651
December 658

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 22.5
Tuesday 21.4
Wednesday 22.2
Thursday 22.4
Friday 23.3
Saturday 15.8
Sunday 20.6

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 82
Southwest 31
Virgin 20
Frontier 16

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)
5am 14 120 7 142
6am 19 120 7 148
7am 13 119 8 142
8am 18 117 6 144
9am 18 118 6 144
10am 20 117 7 147
11am 21 117 7 148
12pm 16 117 8 142
1pm 18 117 8 145
2pm 17 118 7 145
3pm 16 119 8 146
4pm 16 117 7 142
5pm 15 118 7 143
6pm 14 118 8 141
7pm 14 115 7 138
8pm 15 115 7 138
9pm 16 116 6 141
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.