The flight time from San Francisco to Denver is 2 hours, 24.5 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 59 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 21m
2h 22m
2h 25m
2h 30m
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 ?


Reverse Journey

2 hours, 34 minutes

Flights Per Week



967 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 119 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 6 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, Southwest is 79% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Virgin 84% 15% 1%
United 84% 14% 2%
Southwest 79% 19% 2%
Frontier 76% 23% 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 13 119 7 141
Virgin 13 120 9 142
United 17 119 7 145
Frontier 17 120 10 150

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 1.58
6am 2.23
7am 1.16
8am 1.15
9am 0.94
10am 1.09
11am 1.71
12pm 1.51
1pm 1.18
2pm 1.14
3pm 1.18
4pm 0.98
5pm 2.06
6pm 1.05
7pm 0.96
8pm 0.87

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 452
February 416
March 591
April 637
May 701
June 708
July 743
August 769
September 707
October 706
November 651
December 528

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 21.9
Tuesday 21.6
Wednesday 21.9
Thursday 21.7
Friday 21.6
Saturday 16.7
Sunday 21

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 83
Southwest 28
Frontier 21
Virgin 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
In the Air
Taxi In
5am 14 121 7 143
6am 17 121 8 148
7am 14 119 8 143
8am 17 119 7 145
9am 17 118 6 143
10am 19 119 8 147
11am 20 119 7 148
12pm 17 118 7 144
1pm 16 121 7 146
2pm 17 119 8 146
3pm 15 119 7 145
4pm 15 119 7 142
5pm 15 119 8 144
6pm 13 118 8 140
7pm 15 116 7 140
8pm 14 116 7 139
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.