The flight time from Miami to Chicago is 3 hours, 15 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 45 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Miami to Chicago is 3 hours, 15 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 45 minutes.

The flight distance from Miami to Chicago is 1197 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Miami
2 hours, 58 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 14m
3h 15m
3h 16m
3h 18m
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



1197 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Miami from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Miami to Chicago by plane is 1197 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Miami to Chicago?

The flight time from Miami to Chicago is 3 hours, 15 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 45 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 3 hours, 14 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 3 hours, 18 minutes.

What airlines fly from Miami to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Miami to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Miami (MIA) 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 Miami 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 165 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 Miami to Chicago, Frontier is 70% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 70% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 84% 15% 1%
American 81% 18% 1%
Frontier 70% 29% 1%
Spirit 58% 35% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Miami 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 17 164 10 194
Frontier 17 163 12 195
United 16 168 11 196
Spirit 20 164 11 198

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
8am 0.8
6pm 0.44
8pm 0.41
3pm 0.99
9am 0.13
6am 0.15
11am 0.56
5am 0
12pm 0.91
5pm 0.19
1pm 0.79
7am 0.93
4pm 0.7
10am 0.49
9pm 1.07
7pm 1.13
2pm 0.18
10pm 0.38

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami 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 393
February 229
March 262
April 262
May 297
June 318
July 339
August 336
September 283
October 293
November 372
December 413

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami 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 10.92
Tuesday 9.63
Wednesday 9.73
Thursday 10.73
Friday 10.83
Saturday 10.33
Sunday 10.85

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 1
United 0
Frontier 0
Spirit 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
8am 17 163 10 190
6pm 17 165 10 194
8pm 20 165 9 196
3pm 16 170 13 202
9am 14 170 10 196
6am 16 164 13 197
11am 18 164 12 197
5am 13 169 16 198
12pm 17 166 11 195
5pm 18 167 15 202
1pm 16 165 11 196
7am 15 166 11 194
4pm 16 170 13 200
10am 18 164 11 195
9pm 19 163 8 191
7pm 17 163 9 192
2pm 14 169 10 194
10pm 16 160 11 188
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.