The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago is 2 hours, 17 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 49 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
82%
United
82%
Spirit
72%
Frontier
57%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago is 2 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 49 minutes.

The flight distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago is 801 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Dallas Fort Worth
2 hours, 22 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Spirit
2h 15m
American
2h 16m
United
2h 21m
Frontier
2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

101

Distance

801 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
65
United
28
Spirit
5
Frontier
1

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dallas Fort Worth from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago by plane is 801 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago?

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago is 2 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 49 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 15 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 30 minutes.

What airlines fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) 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 Dallas Fort Worth 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 109 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Chicago 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 Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago, Frontier is 57% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 57% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 82% 15% 3%
United 82% 16% 2%
Spirit 72% 25% 3%
Frontier 57% 34% 9%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Dallas Fort Worth 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)
Spirit 15 106 11 135
American 15 108 10 136
United 17 112 11 141
Frontier 18 111 15 150

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
5pm 1.07
10am 1.44
9pm 0.38
9am 0.6
6am 0.47
1pm 0.08
7pm 0.54
3pm 0.42
6pm 0.97
11am 0.7
5am 0.33
2pm 1.68
8pm 0.68
7am 1.47
8am 0.63
12pm 0.86
4pm 1.4
10pm 0.29

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth 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 477
February 263
March 333
April 327
May 369
June 428
July 500
August 512
September 539
October 547
November 478
December 479

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth 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 15.31
Tuesday 13.38
Wednesday 13.88
Thursday 14.9
Friday 15.58
Saturday 13.56
Sunday 14.38

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
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5pm 16 109 13 141
10am 17 110 10 139
9pm 15 104 8 129
9am 16 109 11 137
6am 13 112 13 140
1pm 14 105 10 132
7pm 17 106 10 134
3pm 14 107 11 135
6pm 15 108 11 136
11am 16 110 11 138
5am 13 109 11 136
2pm 16 111 10 138
8pm 15 106 8 130
7am 16 112 11 140
8am 16 108 10 135
12pm 17 107 11 137
4pm 15 112 12 142
10pm 13 107 8 129
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.