The flight time from Chicago to Albany is 1 hour, 55 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 3 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 29 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ALB Albany, NY 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Albany is 1 hour, 55 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 29 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Albany is 723 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Albany to Chicago
2 hours, 25 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 54m
1h 56m
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



723 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Albany by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Albany 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 Chicago to Albany?

The flight time from Chicago to Albany is 1 hour, 55 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 29 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 1 hour, 54 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 56 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Albany?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Albany?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Albany (ALB). 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 Chicago 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 89 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Albany 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 Chicago to Albany, American is 75% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 79% 18% 3%
American 75% 21% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Albany, 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 19 89 4 114
American 22 89 3 116

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
6pm 1.56
1pm 0.03
12pm 0.59
9am 1.21
2pm 1.14
10am 0
8pm 0.07
3pm 0.03
8am 0.05
11am 0
7pm 0.22
7am 0.55
6am 0.76
9pm 0.05
0am 0.01

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Albany 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 191
April 191
May 212
June 210
July 212
August 212
September 199
October 203
November 206
December 203

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Albany 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 6.79
Tuesday 6.33
Wednesday 6.4
Thursday 6.62
Friday 6.62
Saturday 6.13
Sunday 6.65

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
In the Air
Taxi In
6pm 28 88 4 120
1pm 21 88 3 115
12pm 22 90 4 115
9am 18 89 3 113
2pm 19 89 4 112
10am 17 86 3 106
8pm 24 88 3 116
3pm 21 83 5 113
8am 24 88 4 116
11am 36 92 4 132
7pm 23 87 3 115
7am 17 90 3 111
6am 16 90 4 112
9pm 21 87 4 114
0am 20 98 12 131
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.