The flight time from Albany to Chicago is 2 hours, 25 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ALB Albany, NY 5 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 55 minutes in the air
14 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
77%
American
74%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Albany to Chicago is 2 hours, 25 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 55 minutes.

The flight distance from Albany to Chicago is 723 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Albany
1 hour, 55 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
2h 23m
American
2h 28m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

45

Distance

723 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
26
American
19

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Albany from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Albany to Chicago by plane is 723 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Albany to Chicago?

The flight time from Albany to Chicago is 2 hours, 25 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 2 hours, 23 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 28 minutes.

What airlines fly from Albany to Chicago?

United and American are the airlines with direct flights from Albany to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Albany to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Albany (ALB) to Chicago (ORD). 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 Albany 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 115 minutes
Taxiing In 14 minutes
Arrives Chicago 5 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 Albany to Chicago, American is 74% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 74% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 77% 20% 3%
American 74% 22% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Albany and Chicago, 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)
United 12 114 12 143
American 13 115 16 148

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
3pm 0
7pm 0.02
12pm 0.59
11am 0.28
2pm 0
4pm 0.59
10pm 0
10am 0.91
5pm 0.32
6pm 0.79
1pm 0.67
9am 0.14
7am 1.88
6am 0.04

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Albany to Chicago 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 174
February 155
March 192
April 191
May 209
June 207
July 211
August 210
September 200
October 203
November 206
December 203

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Albany to Chicago 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 6.77
Tuesday 6.33
Wednesday 6.37
Thursday 6.62
Friday 6.58
Saturday 6.08
Sunday 6.67

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
United 1
American 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)
3pm 34 117 12 163
7pm 14 115 13 144
12pm 11 114 13 140
11am 13 114 16 148
2pm 17 111 4 132
4pm 13 114 15 145
10pm 10 118 7 135
10am 11 111 12 137
5pm 13 123 16 155
6pm 11 113 15 143
1pm 12 118 13 145
9am 14 121 12 149
7am 18 114 14 151
6am 18 121 22 167
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.