The flight time from Chicago to Miami is 2 hours, 57 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 3 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 33 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MIA Miami, FL 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
86%
American
84%
United
83%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Miami is 2 hours, 57 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 33 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Miami is 1197 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Miami to Chicago
3 hours, 13 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
2h 56m
United
3h
Frontier
3h 3m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

62

Distance

1197 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
43
United
15
Frontier
3

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Miami by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Miami by plane is 1197 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 Miami?

The flight time from Chicago to Miami is 2 hours, 57 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 33 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 2 hours, 56 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 3 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Miami?

Frontier, United, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Chicago to Miami.

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Miami?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Miami (MIA). 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 16 minutes
In the Air 153 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Miami 13 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 Miami, Frontier is 86% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 86% 8% 6%
American 84% 10% 6%
United 83% 10% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Miami, 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 15 153 6 176
United 20 153 5 180
Frontier 18 153 9 183

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
10pm 0
4pm 0.23
2pm 1.19
6pm 0.51
6am 0.62
5am 0.73
7am 0.46
12pm 0.41
11am 0.28
7pm 0.3
9am 0.74
8pm 0
3pm 0.29
8am 1.11
10am 0.51
1pm 0.59
5pm 0.3

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Miami 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 410
February 413
March 457
April 266
May 95
June 93
July 212
August 204
September 155
October 181
November 335
December 414

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Miami 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 8.88
Tuesday 8.33
Wednesday 8.69
Thursday 9.15
Friday 9.29
Saturday 8.92
Sunday 8.94

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
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)
10pm 14 140 7 161
4pm 14 153 8 176
2pm 17 155 6 181
6pm 19 149 6 175
6am 14 154 7 176
5am 13 154 6 174
7am 16 152 8 179
12pm 16 153 8 178
11am 17 153 6 176
7pm 23 150 5 178
9am 20 154 6 181
8pm 10 146 2 158
3pm 13 151 8 175
8am 17 153 6 176
10am 18 152 6 177
1pm 14 153 7 177
5pm 15 150 8 174
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.