The flight time from Chicago to New York is 2 hours, 1 minute. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 3 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 37 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to New York is 2 hours, 1 minute. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 37 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to New York is 733 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Chicago
2 hours, 24 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 59m
2h 2m
2h 2m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



733 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from New York by plane?

The distance from Chicago to New York by plane is 733 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 New York?

The flight time from Chicago to New York is 2 hours, 1 minute. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 37 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 59 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 2 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to New York?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to New York?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to New York (LGA). 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 17 minutes
In the Air 97 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives New York 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 New York, American is 84% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 10% 2%
United 86% 11% 3%
American 84% 13% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and New York, 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 17 96 5 119
Delta 16 97 7 122
United 20 96 5 122

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
6pm 1.28
1pm 1.17
5pm 0.96
9am 1.15
7pm 0.81
12pm 0.11
4pm 0.43
8pm 0.45
3pm 0.67
6am 0.71
11am 0.88
8am 0.86
2pm 1.41
7am 1.26
10am 0.88

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to New York 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 273
February 242
March 303
April 343
May 420
June 500
July 547
August 599
September 659
October 361
November 324
December 302

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to New York 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 13.96
Tuesday 13.51
Wednesday 13.6
Thursday 14.17
Friday 13.6
Saturday 10.6
Sunday 12.49

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 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
6pm 20 94 6 121
1pm 16 97 5 119
5pm 17 97 6 122
9am 21 96 5 123
7pm 17 95 6 121
12pm 15 95 5 117
4pm 15 96 6 119
8pm 17 96 5 120
3pm 15 98 7 121
6am 14 98 6 120
11am 16 97 7 122
8am 21 97 6 126
2pm 18 96 6 121
7am 15 97 7 121
10am 17 97 5 120
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.