The flight time from Chicago to Phoenix is 3 hours, 44 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 17 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Phoenix is 3 hours, 44 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 17 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Phoenix is 1440 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Chicago
3 hours, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 42m
3h 47m
3h 51m
3h 51m
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, 44 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 17 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 3 hours, 42 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 3 hours, 51 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Phoenix?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Phoenix?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Phoenix (PHX). 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 197 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Frontier is 75% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 81% 17% 2%
United 80% 19% 1%
American 77% 21% 2%
Frontier 75% 22% 3%

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 16 197 6 222
United 22 196 7 227
Spirit 16 203 9 231
Frontier 20 201 7 231

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 0.85
12pm 0.28
4pm 0.65
7pm 0.63
9pm 0.57
8pm 1.09
6pm 0.2
7am 1.38
10am 1.35
6am 0.02
8am 1.1
10pm 0.19
3pm 1.26
1pm 1.75
5am 0.87
2pm 0.29
11am 0.96
5pm 0.99

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 490
February 442
March 515
April 469
May 413
June 381
July 394
August 398
September 438
October 465
November 477
December 479

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 14.85
Tuesday 14.77
Wednesday 14.48
Thursday 14.44
Friday 15
Saturday 14.98
Sunday 14.58

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
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 16 200 5 224
12pm 22 196 7 225
4pm 21 199 7 228
7pm 23 197 7 230
9pm 22 191 7 221
8pm 18 195 6 222
6pm 21 188 7 219
7am 17 199 8 230
10am 25 195 6 229
6am 19 202 7 240
8am 18 199 6 224
10pm 16 199 7 223
3pm 17 199 7 224
1pm 18 196 6 224
5am 14 198 5 219
2pm 17 207 9 236
11am 14 194 6 217
5pm 15 196 6 220
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.