The flight time from Chicago to Phoenix is 3 hours, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL on time.
16 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 13 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Phoenix is 3 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 13 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Phoenix is 1440 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Chicago
3 hours, 20 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 35m
3h 37m
3h 38m
3h 41m
3h 47m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1440 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Phoenix by plane is 1440 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 Phoenix?

The flight time from Chicago to Phoenix is 3 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 13 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 3 hours, 35 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 47 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Phoenix?

Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Chicago to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Chicago (ORD) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 13 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 on time
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 193 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Frontier is 79% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 88% 11% 1%
American 84% 14% 2%
Frontier 79% 20% 1%
Spirit 79% 18% 3%
Southwest 75% 23% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Phoenix, 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 14 192 6 215
Southwest 15 194 5 217
United 20 193 3 218
Spirit 14 195 7 221
Frontier 19 193 9 227

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
9am 1.29
12pm 0.37
4pm 1.11
7pm 1.07
9pm 0.42
8pm 1.53
6pm 0.26
7am 0.72
10am 0.85
6am 0.92
8am 1.02
3pm 1.01
1pm 1.36
5am 0.18
2pm 0.46
11am 1.15
5pm 0.79

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Phoenix 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 485
February 231
March 372
April 384
May 429
June 459
July 513
August 499
September 483
October 516
November 498
December 511

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Phoenix 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 15.85
Tuesday 13.27
Wednesday 13.83
Thursday 15.15
Friday 15.5
Saturday 14.83
Sunday 15.04

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 1
Southwest 0
Frontier 0
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
In the Air
Taxi In
9am 21 193 4 220
12pm 14 192 5 213
4pm 15 191 5 216
7pm 17 194 5 218
9pm 15 190 7 217
8pm 19 189 7 218
6pm 20 198 4 223
7am 15 197 4 219
10am 14 196 5 217
6am 13 195 5 215
8am 17 194 4 221
3pm 15 193 5 214
1pm 16 192 5 213
5am 14 205 5 225
2pm 18 196 4 219
11am 16 190 5 212
5pm 15 194 6 218
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.