The flight time from Chicago to Minneapolis is 1 hour, 23 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
59 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MSP Minneapolis, MN 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Minneapolis is 1 hour, 23 minutes. The time spent in the air is 59 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Minneapolis is 334 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Minneapolis to Chicago
1 hour, 27 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 22m
1h 23m
1h 24m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



334 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Minneapolis by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Minneapolis by plane is 334 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 Minneapolis?

The flight time from Chicago to Minneapolis is 1 hour, 23 minutes. The time spent in the air is 59 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 22 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 24 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Minneapolis?

American, Delta, and United are the airlines with direct flights from Chicago to Minneapolis.

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Minneapolis?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP). 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 18 minutes
In the Air 59 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Minneapolis 9 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 Minneapolis, American is 80% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 86% 13% 1%
United 84% 15% 1%
American 80% 18% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Minneapolis, 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
Delta 15 60 5 82
United 19 59 4 83
American 19 60 4 84

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
8pm 0.62
10am 1.36
11pm 0
9am 0.54
9pm 0.5
5pm 0.74
7pm 1.15
8am 2.09
4pm 0.29
2pm 0.69
1pm 0.59
3pm 1.79
7am 0.94
6am 0.83
12pm 1.16
6pm 0.79

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Minneapolis 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 428
February 261
March 311
April 319
May 343
June 452
July 522
August 516
September 534
October 536
November 501
December 484

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Minneapolis 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 15.08
Tuesday 13.96
Wednesday 14.15
Thursday 14.94
Friday 14.73
Saturday 12.71
Sunday 14.56

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
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
8pm 17 59 4 82
10am 15 60 5 81
11pm 13 58 3 74
9am 22 59 4 87
9pm 19 57 4 82
5pm 17 61 5 84
7pm 21 58 4 85
8am 19 60 5 85
4pm 17 61 4 85
2pm 17 59 4 81
1pm 18 61 4 85
3pm 16 60 5 82
7am 17 59 4 80
6am 15 60 6 85
12pm 17 60 4 83
6pm 17 58 5 83
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.