The flight time from Chicago to Indianapolis is 59 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 4 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
33 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IND Indianapolis, IN 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Indianapolis is 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 33 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Indianapolis is 177 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Indianapolis to Chicago
1 hour, 6 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



177 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Indianapolis by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Indianapolis by plane is 177 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 Indianapolis?

The flight time from Chicago to Indianapolis is 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 33 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 59 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Indianapolis?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND). 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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 33 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Indianapolis 11 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 Indianapolis, American is 81% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 82% 12% 6%
American 81% 11% 8%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Indianapolis, 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
American 19 33 5 59
United 20 33 6 60

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
10am 0.5
6am 0.05
11am 0.06
8am 0.6
3pm 0.69
4pm 0.36
12pm 0.41
9am 1.16
5pm 0.63
10pm 0.42
9pm 0.36
6pm 0.94
1pm 0.54
8pm 0.04
7am 0.6
2pm 1.08
7pm 0.6

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Indianapolis 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 463
February 441
March 488
April 229
May 108
June 104
July 180
August 176
September 195
October 216
November 473
December 470

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Indianapolis 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 10.21
Tuesday 9.6
Wednesday 9.35
Thursday 9.94
Friday 10.5
Saturday 8.12
Sunday 10.42

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 1

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
10am 23 34 5 64
6am 20 34 5 59
11am 19 33 6 59
8am 21 34 5 61
3pm 19 34 6 60
4pm 17 33 6 57
12pm 21 34 7 61
9am 20 33 5 60
5pm 20 32 5 58
10pm 16 34 6 58
9pm 20 33 6 59
6pm 23 32 5 61
1pm 16 33 6 57
8pm 18 32 6 59
7am 18 33 5 57
2pm 20 33 5 58
7pm 20 33 5 59
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.