The flight time from Madison to Chicago is 57 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSN Madison, WI 4 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
29 minutes in the air
14 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Madison to Chicago is 57 minutes. The time spent in the air is 29 minutes.

The flight distance from Madison to Chicago is 108 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Madison
54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



108 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Madison from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Madison to Chicago by plane is 108 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Madison to Chicago?

The flight time from Madison to Chicago is 57 minutes. The time spent in the air is 29 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 56 minutes, and United the slowest taking 58 minutes.

What airlines fly from Madison to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Madison to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Madison (MSN) 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 Madison 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 29 minutes
Taxiing In 14 minutes
Arrives Chicago 6 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 Madison to Chicago, American is 77% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 77% 17% 6%
United 77% 19% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Madison 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
American 12 29 14 56
United 13 30 13 58

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 0.24
9am 1.29
7am 0.2
10pm 0.01
6pm 0.78
7pm 0.84
8am 0.65
1pm 1.12
3pm 0.12
11am 0.84
4pm 0.9
5am 1.2
12pm 0.8
8pm 0.77
2pm 0.67
6am 0.69
5pm 0.89

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Madison 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 361
February 330
March 374
April 362
May 379
June 391
July 407
August 415
September 402
October 419
November 380
December 400

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Madison 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 13.44
Tuesday 12.85
Wednesday 12.79
Thursday 13.1
Friday 13.27
Saturday 10.21
Sunday 13.19

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
In the Air
Taxi In
10am 12 30 14 55
9am 12 29 14 56
7am 14 30 12 61
10pm 15 28 7 50
6pm 11 29 18 60
7pm 12 29 15 58
8am 12 30 15 58
1pm 12 30 14 58
3pm 11 30 14 55
11am 12 30 15 58
4pm 12 30 12 56
5am 15 29 9 56
12pm 13 30 15 60
8pm 11 28 14 54
2pm 11 29 14 55
6am 13 29 11 55
5pm 11 30 14 57
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.