The flight time from Chicago to Atlanta is 1 hour, 50 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 25 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
88%
Delta
86%
United
85%
American
81%
Spirit
78%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Atlanta is 1 hour, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 25 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Atlanta is 606 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Chicago
2 hours, 2 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
1h 46m
Spirit
1h 52m
United
1h 54m
American
1h 54m
Frontier
1h 57m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

112

Distance

606 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
50
American
30
United
23
Spirit
7
Frontier
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Atlanta 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 Chicago to Atlanta?

The flight time from Chicago to Atlanta is 1 hour, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 25 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 46 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 1 hour, 57 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Atlanta?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Atlanta?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Atlanta (ATL). 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 85 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 8 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 Atlanta, Delta is 86% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 88% 10% 2%
Delta 86% 13% 1%
United 85% 13% 2%
American 81% 17% 2%
Spirit 78% 21% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Atlanta, 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)
Delta 14 84 7 106
Spirit 15 84 10 112
United 19 86 7 114
American 18 86 8 114
Frontier 17 85 12 117

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
9pm 0.11
2pm 1.64
7pm 1.01
6pm 1.19
4pm 0.65
7am 1.19
5am 0.41
9am 0.73
10am 1.73
11am 0.97
8pm 0.46
8am 1.24
3pm 0.3
1pm 0.74
5pm 1.56
12pm 0.97
6am 0.94

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Atlanta 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 430
February 321
March 406
April 423
May 492
June 553
July 571
August 559
September 545
October 575
November 500
December 474

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Atlanta 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 17.27
Tuesday 15.46
Wednesday 15.48
Thursday 16.75
Friday 16.87
Saturday 14.5
Sunday 16.15

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
American 1
United 0
Spirit 0
Frontier 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)
9pm 17 84 7 109
2pm 17 84 6 109
7pm 18 84 9 115
6pm 17 84 8 113
4pm 14 85 7 108
7am 16 86 7 110
5am 14 85 8 109
9am 21 86 7 115
10am 15 85 6 109
11am 18 87 8 116
8pm 17 84 7 112
8am 15 84 6 107
3pm 16 86 8 114
1pm 15 86 7 110
5pm 17 86 7 112
12pm 13 84 6 104
6am 13 85 7 107
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.