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

Leaves DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 47 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
79%
Spirit
79%
American
75%
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, 47 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Dallas Fort Worth
2 hours, 26 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
2h 16m
United
2h 17m
Spirit
2h 19m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

145

Distance

801 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
90
United
44
Spirit
10

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, 47 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 2 hours, 16 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 19 minutes.

What airlines fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago?

United, American, and Spirit 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 15 minutes
In the Air 107 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Chicago 4 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, Spirit is 79% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 79% 19% 2%
United 79% 19% 2%
American 75% 22% 3%

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)
American 15 107 12 136
United 15 108 12 137
Spirit 15 108 14 139

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
0am 0
5pm 2.1
10am 1.89
9pm 0
9am 0.7
6am 0.86
1pm 0.55
7pm 0.84
3pm 0
6pm 0.91
11am 0.52
5am 1.17
2pm 1.77
8pm 0.92
7am 1.33
8am 2.26
12pm 1.41
4pm 2.11
10pm 0.86

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 560
February 522
March 604
April 592
May 687
June 669
July 683
August 671
September 698
October 706
November 605
December 594

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 21.58
Tuesday 21.12
Wednesday 21.33
Thursday 21.87
Friday 21.71
Saturday 17.71
Sunday 20.67

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 2
United 1
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
0am 22 94 5 121
5pm 16 107 14 140
10am 15 108 12 137
9pm 12 101 6 119
9am 16 108 11 137
6am 14 108 14 138
1pm 14 109 12 136
7pm 16 104 10 131
3pm 12 111 9 132
6pm 18 104 14 139
11am 15 105 14 136
5am 13 109 12 136
2pm 16 109 12 140
8pm 18 103 9 131
7am 17 106 12 137
8am 14 108 11 136
12pm 17 107 13 138
4pm 15 108 15 140
10pm 14 104 7 126
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.