The flight time from Indianapolis to Chicago is 1 hour, 6 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves IND Indianapolis, IN 6 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
42 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
83%
American
83%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Indianapolis to Chicago is 1 hour, 6 minutes. The time spent in the air is 42 minutes.

The flight distance from Indianapolis to Chicago is 177 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Indianapolis
59 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 6m
United
1h 7m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

67

Distance

177 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
37
American
30

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Indianapolis from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Indianapolis to Chicago by plane is 177 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Indianapolis to Chicago?

The flight time from Indianapolis to Chicago is 1 hour, 6 minutes. The time spent in the air is 42 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 6 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 7 minutes.

What airlines fly from Indianapolis to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Indianapolis to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Indianapolis (IND) 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 Indianapolis 6 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 42 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Chicago 12 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 Indianapolis to Chicago, American is 83% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 83% 9% 8%
United 83% 10% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Indianapolis 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 13 41 9 66
United 14 42 9 67

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
2pm 0.13
3pm 0.13
7pm 0.46
6pm 0.62
1pm 0.67
11am 0.84
8pm 0.17
12pm 1.04
4pm 0.92
8am 0.89
5pm 0.6
5am 0.09
10am 0.39
6am 0.66
9am 0.33
7am 1

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Indianapolis 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 463
February 441
March 484
April 219
May 109
June 104
July 181
August 177
September 194
October 215
November 473
December 468

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Indianapolis 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 10.17
Tuesday 9.48
Wednesday 9.29
Thursday 9.94
Friday 10.44
Saturday 8.1
Sunday 10.42

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 1
American 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)
2pm 16 45 10 75
3pm 12 43 9 67
7pm 13 43 13 74
6pm 14 43 14 75
1pm 13 41 8 64
11am 13 41 9 65
8pm 14 43 14 74
12pm 12 42 8 64
4pm 14 42 8 65
8am 14 41 9 66
5pm 11 41 9 63
5am 14 39 7 60
10am 14 42 10 68
6am 17 40 9 68
9am 13 41 11 68
7am 13 40 9 64
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.