The flight time from Atlanta to Chicago is 2 hours, 3 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ATL Atlanta, GA 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 34 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Atlanta to Chicago is 2 hours, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 34 minutes.

The flight distance from Atlanta to Chicago is 606 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Atlanta
1 hour, 53 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 58m
2h 6m
2h 8m
2h 9m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



606 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Atlanta from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Atlanta to Chicago by plane is 606 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Chicago?

The flight time from Atlanta to Chicago is 2 hours, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 34 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 58 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 9 minutes.

What airlines fly from Atlanta to Chicago?

United, American, Spirit, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Atlanta to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Atlanta to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Atlanta (ATL) 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 Atlanta 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 94 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Chicago 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 Atlanta to Chicago, Spirit is 73% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 73% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 84% 16% 0%
American 82% 15% 3%
United 79% 18% 3%
Spirit 73% 24% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Atlanta 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
Delta 15 93 9 118
Spirit 15 92 16 126
United 18 95 11 128
American 17 94 13 129

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 2.19
4pm 1.17
8am 1.23
5pm 1.64
5am 0.01
9am 0.66
6am 0.59
10pm 0.99
2pm 1.09
6pm 1.01
1pm 1.94
10am 2.48
7pm 1.29
8pm 0.96
2am 0
7am 1.56
9pm 1.2
11pm 0.14
11am 1.32
12pm 0.38

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta 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 666
February 612
March 701
April 677
May 708
June 698
July 733
August 705
September 672
October 682
November 629
December 643

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta 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 24.38
Tuesday 23.27
Wednesday 23.44
Thursday 23.5
Friday 23.63
Saturday 16.33
Sunday 21.71

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
Delta 1
United 1
American 1
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
3pm 18 95 10 126
4pm 16 94 11 124
8am 18 96 11 130
5pm 18 96 15 133
5am 15 92 10 116
9am 15 92 8 117
6am 15 91 11 121
10pm 15 90 6 112
2pm 13 93 10 119
6pm 17 96 16 135
1pm 16 95 11 124
10am 17 94 10 121
7pm 15 93 11 123
8pm 16 92 12 124
2am 11 83 8 102
7am 16 93 11 123
9pm 17 91 8 117
11pm 13 85 5 106
11am 15 94 9 119
12pm 15 95 10 123
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.