The flight time from Chicago to New York is 2 hours, 5 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 1 minute early.
19 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 37 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
72%
American
72%
Spirit
71%
Delta
63%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to New York is 2 hours, 5 minutes. 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, 35 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
2h 3m
United
2h 5m
Spirit
2h 6m
Delta
2h 7m
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM01234

Flights Per Week

289

Distance

733 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun010203040

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
104
American
88
Delta
82
Spirit
13

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, 5 minutes. 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 2 hours, 3 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 7 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to New York?

American, Spirit, 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 97 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives New York 2 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, Spirit is 71% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 71% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 72% 23% 5%
United 72% 26% 2%
Spirit 71% 25% 4%
Delta 63% 34% 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
American 18 97 6 123
United 21 97 5 125
Spirit 15 96 11 126
Delta 20 98 7 127

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 2.53
1pm 2.4
9pm 0.28
5pm 3.21
9am 2.61
7pm 2.37
12pm 3.25
4pm 2.67
5am 0.98
8pm 1.97
3pm 2.3
6am 2.73
11am 1.67
8am 2.64
2pm 2.4
7am 3.22
10am 2.6

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 1228
February 1206
March 1337
April 1300
May 1295
June 1227
July 1236
August 1300
September 1223
October 1332
November 1233
December 1132

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 46.12
Tuesday 46.04
Wednesday 45.96
Thursday 45.73
Friday 46.12
Saturday 21.71
Sunday 37.73

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 2
American 2
Delta 2
Spirit 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)
6pm 27 97 6 133
1pm 21 97 6 126
9pm 16 93 4 115
5pm 20 97 8 129
9am 18 96 5 122
7pm 21 96 6 126
12pm 20 97 6 125
4pm 20 97 6 125
5am 13 96 11 124
8pm 19 96 6 125
3pm 20 97 6 126
6am 15 98 7 122
11am 18 98 5 125
8am 20 97 6 124
2pm 22 97 6 127
7am 17 98 6 123
10am 21 96 5 124
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.