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Travel time from Denver to Sedona

Denver to Sedona airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Denver to Sedona? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Sedona, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 11:34 am:  start in Denver
drive for about 56 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 1:25 pm at the latest

12:30 pm:  Denver International (DEN)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:55 pm

1:00 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

2:00 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

2:30 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

2:45 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

2:55 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 15 minutes

3:10 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 12 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:22 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DEN
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

3:50 pm (local time):  Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
Phoenix, AZ is 1 hour behind Denver, CO
so the time in Denver is actually 4:50 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

3:57 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

4:34 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 37 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

4:49 pm (local time):  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:59 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:14 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 26 minutes in the air

5:40 pm (local time):  Flagstaff Pulliam (FLG)
Sedona is 1 hour behind Denver
so the time in Denver is actually 6:40 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

5:44 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at FLG
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 58 minutes to your destination

6:42 pm (local time):  arrive in Sedona

Total travel time: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from Denver to Sedona

How far is Sedona from Denver? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 502 miles or 807 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 8 hours, 8 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.1x faster, and saves you about 7 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Sedona Airports
  1. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  2. Prescott Municipal Airport, Ernest A. Love Field

Best day of the week to fly to Sedona

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from DEN to PHX, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from PHX to FLG, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Sedona

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. for your main flight, and SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  4. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  5. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  6. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Sedona

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Sedona, Arizona. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Sedona. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Enchantment Resort. A great place to eat might be Elote Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Sedona like Chapel of the Holy Cross. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Sedona like What's a good place to stay for a romantic weekend getaway in Sedona? Click the button below to explore Sedona in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Sedona to Denver, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Denver to Sedona road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Denver to Sedona?

If you happen to know Denver, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Denver!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 502 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 30 minutes
Sedona is 1 hour behind Denver
152 Denver travel answers
73 Sedona travel answers

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