The flight time from El Paso to Chicago is 3 hours, 1 minute. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ELP El Paso, TX 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 32 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
83%
American
81%
United
75%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from El Paso to Chicago is 3 hours, 1 minute. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 32 minutes.

The flight distance from El Paso to Chicago is 1236 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to El Paso
3 hours, 22 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Frontier
2h 54m
United
2h 59m
American
3h 2m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

24

Distance

1236 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun01234

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
13
United
10
Frontier
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is El Paso from Chicago by plane?

The distance from El Paso to Chicago by plane is 1236 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from El Paso to Chicago?

The flight time from El Paso to Chicago is 3 hours, 1 minute. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 32 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Frontier being the fastest taking 2 hours, 54 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 2 minutes.

What airlines fly from El Paso to Chicago?

United, American, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from El Paso to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from El Paso to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from El Paso (ELP) 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 El Paso 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 152 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Chicago 5 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 El Paso to Chicago, Frontier is 83% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 83% 14% 3%
American 81% 17% 2%
United 75% 22% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between El Paso 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)
Frontier 13 150 10 174
United 16 151 11 179
American 14 153 13 182

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
4pm 0.13
1pm 1.19
6am 1.11
12pm 0.67
7am 0.04
10am 0
1am 0.08
5pm 0.12

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from El Paso 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 103
February 92
March 107
April 102
May 132
June 99
July 91
August 92
September 86
October 93
November 106
December 146

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from El Paso 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 3.73
Tuesday 3.37
Wednesday 3.31
Thursday 3.48
Friday 3.75
Saturday 3.13
Sunday 3.25

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 0
United 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)
4pm 13 151 16 183
1pm 15 151 11 179
6am 15 152 13 181
12pm 16 155 13 185
7am 16 149 12 177
10am 14 127 5 146
1am 13 150 10 174
5pm 14 150 12 180
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.