The flight time from Las Vegas to Chicago is 3 hours, 29 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAS Las Vegas, NV 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
3 hours in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Las Vegas to Chicago is 3 hours, 29 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours.

The flight distance from Las Vegas to Chicago is 1514 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Las Vegas
3 hours, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 26m
3h 26m
3h 29m
3h 32m
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



1514 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Las Vegas from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Las Vegas to Chicago by plane is 1514 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Las Vegas to Chicago?

The flight time from Las Vegas to Chicago is 3 hours, 29 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 3 hours, 26 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 32 minutes.

What airlines fly from Las Vegas to Chicago?

American, United, Spirit, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Las Vegas to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Las Vegas to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Las Vegas (LAS) 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 Las Vegas 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 180 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Chicago 8 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 Las Vegas to Chicago, Frontier is 80% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 85% 14% 1%
United 84% 15% 1%
Frontier 80% 18% 2%
American 80% 17% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Las Vegas 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
Spirit 14 180 11 206
United 15 180 10 206
Frontier 14 180 13 209
American 16 181 13 212

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
9am 0.91
1pm 0.03
4pm 0.55
6pm 0.92
6am 0.76
8am 0.9
5am 0.35
7am 0.89
12pm 0.24
8pm 0
5pm 0.54
1am 0.4
11am 1.64
2pm 0.95
10am 0.27
3pm 0.91
0am 1.46
11pm 1.06
7pm 0.3

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Las Vegas 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 382
February 348
March 384
April 416
May 394
June 405
July 408
August 413
September 422
October 457
November 451
December 368

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Las Vegas 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 13.81
Tuesday 12.83
Wednesday 12.69
Thursday 13.23
Friday 13.77
Saturday 13.08
Sunday 13.83

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
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
In the Air
Taxi In
9am 15 181 13 212
1pm 23 168 13 208
4pm 15 177 9 203
6pm 15 180 7 203
6am 15 181 11 209
8am 15 181 12 209
5am 14 182 14 211
7am 16 183 12 211
12pm 19 180 12 212
8pm 20 180 11 211
5pm 14 181 9 206
1am 12 181 10 204
11am 17 181 13 213
2pm 17 181 14 215
10am 17 180 13 216
3pm 17 180 15 214
0am 13 179 12 206
11pm 14 177 6 199
7pm 14 177 9 202
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.