The flight time from Chicago to Honolulu is 9 hours, 14 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 1 minute late.
30 minutes taxiing out
8 hours, 32 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives HNL Honolulu, HI on time.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
75%
American
66%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Honolulu is 9 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 8 hours, 32 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Honolulu is 4243 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Honolulu to Chicago
7 hours, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
9h 11m
United
9h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM3h6h9h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

9

Distance

4243 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
6
American
2

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Honolulu by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Honolulu by plane is 4243 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 Honolulu?

The flight time from Chicago to Honolulu is 9 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 8 hours, 32 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 9 hours, 11 minutes, and United the slowest taking 9 hours, 15 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Honolulu?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Honolulu?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Honolulu (HNL). 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 late
Taxi Out Time 30 minutes
In the Air 512 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Honolulu on time

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 Honolulu, American is 66% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 66% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 75% 25% 0%
American 66% 34% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Honolulu, 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 21 523 6 551
United 32 510 6 555

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
2pm 0.04
12pm 0
10am 1.24

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Honolulu 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 36
February 43
March 62
April 31
May 30
June 30
July 31
August 31
September 29
October 30
November 40
December 76

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Honolulu 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 1.29
Tuesday 1.29
Wednesday 1.27
Thursday 1.31
Friday 1.31
Saturday 1.27
Sunday 1.29

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
2pm 15 516 6 536
12pm 23 532 5 560
10am 31 512 6 555
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.