The flight time from Louisville to Chicago is 1 hour, 30 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SDF Louisville, KY 4 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
58 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
75%
American
73%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Louisville to Chicago is 1 hour, 30 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Louisville to Chicago is 286 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Louisville
1 hour, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 30m
American
1h 31m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

73

Distance

286 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
43
American
30

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Louisville from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Louisville to Chicago by plane is 286 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Louisville to Chicago?

The flight time from Louisville to Chicago is 1 hour, 30 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 1 hour, 30 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 31 minutes.

What airlines fly from Louisville to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Louisville to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Louisville (SDF) 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 Louisville 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 58 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 Louisville 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 75% 22% 3%
American 73% 23% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Louisville 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)
United 18 58 11 90
American 16 57 13 91

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
10am 1.23
3pm 0.13
12pm 0.14
9pm 0.01
7am 0.11
7pm 0.91
6am 0.98
8am 1.81
2pm 1.12
11am 0.77
9am 0.88
5pm 0.74
1pm 0.34
6pm 0.77
5am 0.24

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Louisville 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 328
February 283
March 305
April 302
May 317
June 312
July 321
August 326
September 315
October 353
November 337
December 345

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Louisville 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 10.87
Tuesday 11.19
Wednesday 10.81
Thursday 10.73
Friday 10.85
Saturday 9.04
Sunday 10.44

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)
10am 16 57 10 86
3pm 16 58 10 87
12pm 15 60 13 90
9pm 16 56 10 78
7am 21 56 17 97
7pm 17 58 17 94
6am 17 57 8 84
8am 21 59 13 98
2pm 16 57 12 88
11am 17 57 10 86
9am 18 56 12 90
5pm 15 58 15 92
1pm 16 58 15 93
6pm 21 60 15 99
5am 15 55 8 80
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.