The flight time from San Francisco to Denver is 2 hours, 25 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 58 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
85%
Virgin
78%
Southwest
71%
Frontier
70%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Denver to San Francisco
2 hours, 37 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
2h 22m
Southwest
2h 24m
United
2h 25m
Frontier
2h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

140

Distance

967 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
75
Southwest
31
Virgin
20
Frontier
14

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 18 minutes
In the Air 118 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 3 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 78% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 85% 15% 0%
Virgin 78% 21% 1%
Southwest 71% 28% 1%
Frontier 70% 29% 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 14 119 8 142
Southwest 17 119 6 144
United 19 118 6 145
Frontier 19 120 9 149

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 0.24
5am 1.25
6am 1.43
7am 1.51
8am 1.6
9am 1.61
10am 1.21
11am 0.85
12pm 0.87
1pm 1.88
2pm 0.89
3pm 1.04
4pm 0.7
5pm 0.96
6pm 1.05
7pm 1.56
8pm 0.69
9pm 0.53

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 647
August 689
September 616
October 634
November 587
December 624

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 21.4
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 20.8
Thursday 21.2
Friday 21.3
Saturday 15.4
Sunday 19.7

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 75
Southwest 31
Virgin 20
Frontier 14

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)
0am 15 115 8 139
5am 14 121 7 143
6am 24 121 7 154
7am 16 119 7 144
8am 20 118 6 146
9am 21 119 6 147
10am 21 118 7 147
11am 24 117 7 149
12pm 16 117 8 143
1pm 21 118 7 147
2pm 17 119 7 146
3pm 17 119 8 147
4pm 17 118 6 143
5pm 16 118 6 142
6pm 15 118 7 141
7pm 15 117 7 140
8pm 16 116 6 139
9pm 18 116 6 140
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.