The flight time from Columbus to Chicago is 1 hour, 23 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves CMH Columbus, OH 4 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
54 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
80%
American
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Columbus to Chicago is 1 hour, 23 minutes. The time spent in the air is 54 minutes.

The flight distance from Columbus to Chicago is 296 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Columbus
1 hour, 16 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 23m
American
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

108

Distance

296 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
59
United
48

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Columbus from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Columbus to Chicago by plane is 296 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Columbus to Chicago?

The flight time from Columbus to Chicago is 1 hour, 23 minutes. The time spent in the air is 54 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 1 hour, 23 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 24 minutes.

What airlines fly from Columbus to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Columbus to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Columbus (CMH) 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 Columbus 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 54 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Chicago 6 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 Columbus to Chicago, American is 77% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 80% 17% 3%
American 77% 19% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Columbus 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 15 55 10 83
American 14 54 11 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
9am 0.52
6pm 1.61
10am 1.2
5am 0.81
7am 1.07
12pm 0.99
7pm 0.09
2pm 1.06
11am 1.01
8pm 0.75
3pm 0.84
1pm 0.17
5pm 0.4
6am 1.06
4pm 1.37
8am 1.9

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Columbus 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 442
February 419
March 479
April 460
May 476
June 477
July 488
August 481
September 464
October 487
November 473
December 482

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Columbus 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 16.06
Tuesday 16.27
Wednesday 15.92
Thursday 15.87
Friday 16.04
Saturday 12.48
Sunday 15.6

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

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)
9am 14 54 10 79
6pm 14 55 14 87
10am 13 53 10 79
5am 15 53 9 79
7am 15 54 11 84
12pm 13 54 13 84
7pm 12 57 12 82
2pm 15 55 10 83
11am 14 55 9 81
8pm 12 54 15 83
3pm 13 54 10 79
1pm 13 52 15 87
5pm 14 56 10 85
6am 15 54 8 79
4pm 14 55 13 84
8am 22 55 11 91
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.