The flight time from Miami to Chicago is 3 hours, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 46 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
78%
United
77%
Frontier
76%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Miami to Chicago is 3 hours, 18 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 46 minutes.

The flight distance from Miami to Chicago is 1197 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Miami
3 hours, 1 minute

Flight Time By Airline ?

Frontier
3h 15m
American
3h 18m
United
3h 18m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

78

Distance

1197 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
61
United
15
Frontier
2

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, 18 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 46 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Frontier being the fastest taking 3 hours, 15 minutes, and United the slowest taking 3 hours, 18 minutes.

What airlines fly from Miami to Chicago?

Frontier, American, 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 166 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Chicago 3 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 76% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 78% 20% 2%
United 77% 22% 1%
Frontier 76% 19% 5%

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Frontier 16 165 12 195
American 16 166 12 198
United 17 167 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 1.02
6pm 0.36
8pm 0.36
3pm 0.33
9am 0.05
6am 0.94
11am 0.43
5am 0.09
12pm 0.93
5pm 0.07
1pm 0.07
7am 0.12
4pm 2.42
10am 1.53
9pm 1.12
7pm 0.56
2pm 0.58
10pm 0

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 372
February 343
March 401
April 330
May 290
June 308
July 333
August 320
September 330
October 343
November 343
December 389

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 11.38
Tuesday 11.17
Wednesday 11.06
Thursday 11.33
Friday 11.42
Saturday 11.25
Sunday 11.27

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

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)
8am 18 166 13 199
6pm 18 165 17 204
8pm 16 160 10 188
3pm 19 169 18 213
9am 15 165 11 196
6am 16 168 13 200
11am 15 163 15 196
5am 14 170 16 203
12pm 15 167 10 195
5pm 14 162 19 197
1pm 14 160 17 196
7am 17 164 12 195
4pm 17 169 14 204
10am 15 166 13 198
9pm 17 162 8 189
7pm 18 164 10 193
2pm 14 169 11 197
10pm 14 159 11 184
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.