The flight time from Charlotte to Chicago is 2 hours. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves CLT Charlotte, NC 4 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 32 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 15 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
87%
United
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Charlotte to Chicago is 2 hours. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 32 minutes.

The flight distance from Charlotte to Chicago is 599 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Charlotte
1 hour, 52 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 58m
United
2h 7m
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

71

Distance

599 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
51
United
20

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Charlotte from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Charlotte to Chicago by plane is 599 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Charlotte to Chicago?

The flight time from Charlotte to Chicago is 2 hours. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 32 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 58 minutes, and United the slowest taking 2 hours, 7 minutes.

What airlines fly from Charlotte to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Charlotte to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Charlotte (CLT) 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 Charlotte 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 92 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Chicago 15 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 Charlotte to Chicago, American is 87% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 87% 8% 5%
United 85% 12% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Charlotte 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)
American 15 91 9 118
United 20 95 8 127

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
9am 1.02
2pm 0.61
6pm 0.58
12pm 0.08
5pm 0.8
11pm 0
8pm 0.4
11am 0.72
1pm 1.45
10am 0.23
10pm 0.44
7pm 0.41
5am 0.11
4pm 0.92
8am 0.13
3pm 0.63
7am 1.07
6am 0.09

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Charlotte 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 393
February 371
March 403
April 270
May 164
June 149
July 255
August 294
September 266
October 300
November 430
December 428

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Charlotte 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 10.5
Tuesday 10.06
Wednesday 10.08
Thursday 10.37
Friday 10.67
Saturday 9.79
Sunday 10.13

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
American 1
United 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)
9am 19 91 9 123
2pm 16 91 8 116
6pm 20 94 11 129
12pm 24 94 6 126
5pm 20 94 12 130
11pm 15 90 9 114
8pm 14 90 8 115
11am 15 91 9 116
1pm 17 93 8 122
10am 18 94 8 122
10pm 15 90 8 114
7pm 13 89 10 113
5am 13 92 11 118
4pm 14 91 9 117
8am 30 97 11 138
3pm 16 95 8 119
7am 16 93 10 124
6am 16 95 6 119
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.