The flight time from Seattle to Phoenix is 2 hours, 42 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 20 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Phoenix is 2 hours, 42 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 20 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Phoenix is 1107 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Seattle
3 hours

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 38m
2h 40m
2h 43m
2h 45m
2h 53m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



1107 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Phoenix by plane is 1107 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 Phoenix?

The flight time from Seattle to Phoenix is 2 hours, 42 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 20 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 38 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 53 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Phoenix?

Spirit, Delta, Alaska, Southwest, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Seattle (SEA) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 17 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 15 minutes
In the Air 140 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 11 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 Phoenix, 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
Spirit 95% 2% 3%
Delta 91% 7% 2%
Alaska 89% 8% 3%
American 88% 9% 3%
Southwest 88% 6% 6%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Phoenix, 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 13 140 5 158
Delta 14 138 6 160
Alaska 17 141 4 163
American 16 140 6 165
Spirit 27 139 7 173

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 0.56
10am 0.73
1pm 1.27
6pm 0.87
8am 0.51
7am 1.52
12pm 0.28
2pm 0.52
3pm 1.69
11am 1.59
8pm 0.33
9am 0.72
7pm 1.36
6am 0.41
9pm 0.32
5pm 0.48
4pm 0.2

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Phoenix 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 520
March 580
April 277
May 232
June 281
July 363
August 422
September 364
October 411
November 485
December 554

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Phoenix 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 14.08
Tuesday 13.67
Wednesday 13.79
Thursday 14.1
Friday 14.46
Saturday 13.21
Sunday 13.67

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 1
Delta 0
Southwest 0
American 0
Spirit 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
In the Air
Taxi In
5am 13 140 5 160
10am 22 140 6 167
1pm 14 141 5 161
6pm 15 140 5 162
8am 16 141 4 163
7am 19 139 5 164
12pm 16 138 5 163
2pm 13 141 5 160
3pm 15 141 5 162
11am 16 140 5 162
8pm 15 142 5 162
9am 18 140 4 165
7pm 14 139 5 160
6am 14 141 5 162
9pm 19 138 5 164
5pm 16 139 4 160
4pm 14 140 4 158
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.