The flight time from Chicago to Tampa is 2 hours, 34 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ORD Chicago, IL 3 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 10 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives TPA Tampa, FL 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Chicago to Tampa is 2 hours, 34 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 10 minutes.

The flight distance from Chicago to Tampa is 1011 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Tampa to Chicago
2 hours, 47 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 32m
2h 33m
2h 35m
2h 41m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1011 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Chicago from Tampa by plane?

The distance from Chicago to Tampa by plane is 1011 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 Tampa?

The flight time from Chicago to Tampa is 2 hours, 34 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 10 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 2 hours, 32 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes.

What airlines fly from Chicago to Tampa?

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

Does Southwest fly from Chicago to Tampa?

Southwest does not fly from Chicago (ORD) to Tampa (TPA). 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 18 minutes
In the Air 130 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Tampa 12 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 Tampa, Frontier is 76% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 88% 6% 6%
United 87% 7% 6%
American 85% 10% 5%
Frontier 76% 13% 11%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Chicago and Tampa, 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 15 131 4 152
Spirit 15 130 6 153
United 20 130 5 155
Frontier 20 131 7 161

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
7am 0.48
1pm 0.08
8am 1.14
2pm 0.7
6am 0.11
7pm 0.29
12pm 0.37
6pm 0.36
3pm 0.19
10am 0.14
11am 0.22
9am 0.97
4pm 0.2
5pm 0.58

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Tampa 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 297
February 301
March 393
April 95
May 49
June 75
July 118
August 122
September 110
October 136
November 276
December 300

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Chicago to Tampa 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 6.56
Tuesday 5.75
Wednesday 5.81
Thursday 6.4
Friday 6.67
Saturday 6.1
Sunday 6.4

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 0
American 0
Spirit 0
Frontier 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
7am 15 130 6 152
1pm 12 133 4 150
8am 17 130 4 152
2pm 19 130 5 154
6am 18 128 4 152
7pm 18 131 4 154
12pm 17 130 4 153
6pm 23 131 5 160
3pm 14 131 5 154
10am 19 131 5 156
11am 16 129 4 150
9am 18 130 4 154
4pm 15 129 6 151
5pm 17 129 6 154
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.