The flight time from Seattle to Palm Springs is 2 hours, 41 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 3 minutes early.
22 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 13 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PSP Palm Springs, CA 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
86%
Alaska
83%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Palm Springs is 2 hours, 41 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 13 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Palm Springs is 987 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Palm Springs to Seattle
2 hours, 49 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 40m
Alaska
2h 42m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

24

Distance

987 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun01234

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
22
Delta
2

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Palm Springs by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Palm Springs by plane is 987 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Palm Springs?

The flight time from Seattle to Palm Springs is 2 hours, 41 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 13 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 40 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 2 hours, 42 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Palm Springs?

Alaska and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Palm Springs.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Palm Springs?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Palm Springs (PSP). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 Seattle 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 133 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Palm Springs 2 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 20 minutes. For example, from Seattle to Palm Springs, Alaska is 83% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 86% 14% 0%
Alaska 83% 16% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Palm Springs, 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 20 132 5 160
Alaska 22 133 5 162

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
8am 0.16
5pm 0.1
7pm 0.56
9am 0.23
3pm 0.6
8pm 0
11am 0.17
4pm 0
7am 0.39
1pm 0.27
2pm 0.07
12pm 0.12
10am 0.82

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Palm Springs 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 155
February 177
March 216
April 185
May 113
June 39
July 31
August 31
September 34
October 62
November 111
December 143

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Palm Springs 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 3.56
Tuesday 3.63
Wednesday 3.54
Thursday 3.5
Friday 3.48
Saturday 3.62
Sunday 3.62

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
Alaska 0
Delta 0

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)
8am 27 132 5 167
5pm 19 134 5 160
7pm 19 133 5 158
9am 16 133 5 160
3pm 20 133 5 158
8pm 27 131 5 163
11am 16 134 5 157
4pm 24 125 4 153
7am 24 133 5 163
1pm 19 129 5 155
2pm 18 135 5 157
12pm 25 133 5 162
10am 28 134 5 168
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.