The flight time from Albany to Chicago is 2 hours, 24 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ALB Albany, NY 7 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 55 minutes in the air
13 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Albany to Chicago is 2 hours, 24 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, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 23m
2h 25m
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



723 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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, 24 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, 25 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 7 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 115 minutes
Taxiing In 13 minutes
Arrives Chicago 13 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 77% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 81% 10% 9%
American 77% 14% 9%

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
In the Air
Taxiing In
United 12 115 12 143
American 12 115 15 145

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 0.12
7pm 0.01
12pm 0.06
11am 0.37
2pm 0.12
4pm 0.17
10pm 0
10am 0.13
5pm 0.56
6pm 0.45
1pm 0.38
9am 0.14
7am 1.22
6am 0.34

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 180
February 182
March 206
April 99
May 79
June 70
July 102
August 111
September 90
October 107
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 4.77
Tuesday 4.23
Wednesday 4.1
Thursday 4.69
Friday 4.96
Saturday 3.94
Sunday 4.75

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
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
In the Air
Taxi In
3pm 11 110 12 139
7pm 15 120 18 166
12pm 13 118 11 147
11am 11 118 12 145
2pm 11 107 11 132
4pm 12 114 14 143
10pm 10 118 7 135
10am 12 117 11 142
5pm 11 115 16 143
6pm 12 118 14 147
1pm 12 120 12 148
9am 13 123 12 150
7am 14 114 13 145
6am 10 110 11 135
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.