The flight time from Jackson to Chicago is 2 hours, 55 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JAC Jackson, WY 1 minute early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 24 minutes in the air
14 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Jackson to Chicago is 2 hours, 55 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 24 minutes.

The flight distance from Jackson to Chicago is 1162 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Jackson
3 hours, 7 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 51m
3h 1m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1162 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Jackson from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Jackson to Chicago by plane is 1162 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Jackson to Chicago?

The flight time from Jackson to Chicago is 2 hours, 55 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 24 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 2 hours, 51 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 1 minute.

What airlines fly from Jackson to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Jackson to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Jackson (JAC) 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 Jackson 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 144 minutes
Taxiing In 14 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 Jackson to Chicago, American is 73% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 73% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 80% 18% 2%
American 73% 27% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Jackson 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
United 14 143 12 171
American 15 146 16 181

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 0.03
8am 0.04
3pm 0.15
11am 0.44
1pm 0.17
4pm 0
7am 0.27
12pm 0.46

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Jackson 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 62
February 63
March 62
April 3
May 0
June 87
July 93
August 92
September 70
October 12
November 0
December 30

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Jackson 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 1.5
Tuesday 1.48
Wednesday 1.48
Thursday 1.5
Friday 1.5
Saturday 1.79
Sunday 1.79

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 0
American 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
In the Air
Taxi In
2pm 14 151 23 185
8am 33 141 10 186
3pm 14 146 20 181
11am 16 141 13 172
1pm 13 147 18 180
4pm 9 134 19 162
7am 13 144 12 170
12pm 14 144 13 174
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.