The flight time from Cleveland to Chicago is 1 hour, 22 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves CLE Cleveland, OH 6 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
58 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 15 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Cleveland to Chicago is 1 hour, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Cleveland to Chicago is 315 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Cleveland
1 hour, 14 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 21m
1h 24m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



315 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Cleveland from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Cleveland to Chicago by plane is 315 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Cleveland to Chicago?

The flight time from Cleveland to Chicago is 1 hour, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 1 hour, 21 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 24 minutes.

What airlines fly from Cleveland to Chicago?

American and United are the airlines with direct flights from Cleveland to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Cleveland to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago (ORD). 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 Cleveland 6 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 58 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Chicago 15 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 Cleveland to Chicago, American is 93% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 93% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 94% 6% 0%
American 93% 7% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Cleveland and Chicago, 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
United 13 58 8 81
American 14 58 10 84

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
7pm 0.17
11am 0.61
7am 1.22
4pm 0.77
1pm 0.06
6am 0.32
3pm 0.17
5pm 0.15
6pm 0.75
8am 0.33
8pm 0.05
10am 0
12pm 0.93
9am 0.17

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Cleveland to Chicago 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 131
February 131
March 192
April 203
May 257
June 104
July 183
August 204
September 189
October 175
November 175
December 146

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Cleveland to Chicago 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 6.19
Tuesday 4.74
Wednesday 4.77
Thursday 6.09
Friday 6.26
Saturday 5.02
Sunday 6.36

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

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
7pm 14 59 14 89
11am 13 57 8 79
7am 15 59 7 83
4pm 12 58 8 79
1pm 13 58 11 88
6am 14 56 9 83
3pm 13 59 9 84
5pm 14 61 10 89
6pm 13 59 12 87
8am 13 57 10 81
8pm 11 58 13 81
10am 16 54 8 78
12pm 12 58 7 79
9am 13 56 9 79
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.