The flight time from Little Rock to Chicago is 1 hour, 52 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LIT Little Rock, AR 4 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 24 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
78%
American
76%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Little Rock to Chicago is 1 hour, 52 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 24 minutes.

The flight distance from Little Rock to Chicago is 552 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Little Rock
1 hour, 51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 50m
United
1h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

43

Distance

552 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
22
United
21

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Little Rock from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Little Rock to Chicago by plane is 552 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Little Rock to Chicago?

The flight time from Little Rock to Chicago is 1 hour, 52 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 24 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 50 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Little Rock to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Little Rock to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Little Rock (LIT) 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 Little Rock 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 84 minutes
Taxiing In 12 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 Little Rock to Chicago, American is 76% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 78% 18% 4%
American 76% 20% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Little Rock 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 12 84 12 110
United 14 85 12 114

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
7am 1.04
10am 0
5am 0.02
5pm 0.28
2pm 0.94
8am 0.08
3pm 0.85
6pm 0.67
9pm 0.01
12pm 0.91
9am 0
6am 0.88
7pm 0.24

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Little Rock 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 170
February 153
March 180
April 194
May 208
June 199
July 197
August 184
September 169
October 189
November 207
December 201

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Little Rock 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 6.48
Tuesday 6.4
Wednesday 6.29
Thursday 6.4
Friday 6.5
Saturday 4.75
Sunday 6.46

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

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)
7am 13 84 12 112
10am 14 74 7 95
5am 12 83 13 119
5pm 14 86 13 117
2pm 13 84 10 108
8am 14 85 12 113
3pm 12 83 12 109
6pm 14 85 16 119
9pm 11 85 11 107
12pm 12 84 12 110
9am 10 80 14 104
6am 14 84 12 115
7pm 12 83 13 114
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.