The flight time from Tucson to Denver is 1 hour, 48 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves TUS Tucson, AZ 1 minute early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 28 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Tucson to Denver is 1 hour, 48 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 28 minutes.

The flight distance from Tucson to Denver is 639 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Tucson
1 hour, 55 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 44m
1h 52m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



639 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Tucson from Denver by plane?

The distance from Tucson to Denver by plane is 639 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Tucson to Denver?

The flight time from Tucson to Denver is 1 hour, 48 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 28 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 44 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 52 minutes.

What airlines fly from Tucson to Denver?

United and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Tucson to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Tucson to Denver?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Tucson (TUS) to Denver (DEN). On average, they have 20 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 Tucson 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 88 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Denver 7 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 Tucson to Denver, Southwest is 83% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 86% 13% 1%
Southwest 83% 16% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Tucson 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 10 86 7 104
United 13 89 7 112

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
12pm 0.17
6am 0.75
11am 0.53
8am 0.01
4pm 0.44
6pm 0.27
7am 0.43
1pm 0.72
10am 0.41
9am 0.42
3pm 0.13
5pm 0.49
5am 0.81
7pm 0.04
2pm 0.42

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Tucson 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 183
February 183
March 213
April 207
May 187
June 150
July 147
August 147
September 170
October 204
November 211
December 225

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Tucson 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 6.23
Tuesday 6.15
Wednesday 6.19
Thursday 6.27
Friday 6.19
Saturday 5.52
Sunday 6.27

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 0
Southwest 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
12pm 10 87 6 103
6am 11 87 7 105
11am 10 87 7 106
8am 10 83 8 102
4pm 12 86 7 105
6pm 12 85 8 106
7am 11 86 7 106
1pm 14 90 7 112
10am 13 91 7 112
9am 13 91 7 114
3pm 14 90 8 113
5pm 12 87 9 111
5am 10 87 8 105
7pm 9 88 9 108
2pm 12 88 6 107
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.