The flight time from San Francisco to Minneapolis is 3 hours, 33 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 3 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 6 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MSP Minneapolis, MN 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
91%
United
88%
SkyWest
78%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Minneapolis to San Francisco
4 hours, 10 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
3h 28m
United
3h 31m
SkyWest
3h 46m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

61

Distance

1589 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
36
SkyWest
19
United
6

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 20 minutes
In the Air 186 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Minneapolis 9 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 Minneapolis, Delta is 91% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 91% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 91% 9% 0%
United 88% 12% 0%
SkyWest 78% 20% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Minneapolis, 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)
Delta 18 184 4 208
United 21 185 5 211
SkyWest 24 193 5 226

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 0.8
6am 0.94
7am 0.36
8am 0.76
9am 0.44
10am 0.77
11am 1.46
12pm 0.71
3pm 0.92
5pm 0.16
6pm 0.66
7pm 0.54

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Minneapolis 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 209
February 189
March 246
April 228
May 218
June 267
July 306
August 352
September 299
October 305
November 280
December 266

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Minneapolis 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 9.1
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 9
Thursday 9.3
Friday 9.2
Saturday 7.1
Sunday 8.3

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
Delta 36
SkyWest 19
United 6

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 14 184 4 204
6am 25 185 4 216
7am 15 182 4 203
8am 21 186 4 210
9am 24 186 5 215
10am 28 192 5 229
11am 26 189 5 222
12pm 17 184 4 209
3pm 15 183 4 205
5pm 17 184 4 204
6pm 19 188 5 212
7pm 19 190 5 217
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.