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

Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 3 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 44 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Chicago to Miami
2 hours, 59 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 12m
3h 12m
3h 16m
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)


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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 164 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 10 minutes. For example, from Miami to Chicago, Frontier is 87% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 87% 12% 1%
United 86% 13% 1%
American 82% 16% 2%

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
Frontier 18 161 11 192
United 16 164 10 192
American 16 165 11 196

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
6am 1.56
7am 0.2
8am 1
10am 1.07
11am 0.5
12pm 1.59
1pm 0.3
2pm 0.67
3pm 0.68
4pm 2.03
5pm 0.15
6pm 0.87
7pm 1
9pm 0.94

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 411
February 365
March 432
April 367
May 362
June 390
July 385
August 389
September 294
October 411
November 384
December 404

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 12.5
Tuesday 12.4
Wednesday 12.2
Thursday 13
Friday 12.8
Saturday 12.6
Sunday 12.8

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 66
United 19
Frontier 4

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
6am 16 164 12 196
7am 15 165 10 191
8am 16 164 11 194
10am 15 165 12 194
11am 18 161 11 192
12pm 16 164 10 190
1pm 16 168 10 195
2pm 15 165 15 197
3pm 17 164 13 195
4pm 15 167 16 202
5pm 17 166 17 202
6pm 16 164 11 194
7pm 18 163 10 194
9pm 19 161 7 189
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.