The flight time from Milwaukee to Chicago is 56 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MKE Milwaukee, WI 6 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
26 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 Milwaukee to Chicago is 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 26 minutes.

The flight distance from Milwaukee to Chicago is 67 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Milwaukee
46 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



67 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Milwaukee from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Milwaukee to Chicago by plane is 67 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The flight time from Milwaukee to Chicago is 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 26 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 55 minutes, and American the slowest taking 58 minutes.

What airlines fly from Milwaukee to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Milwaukee (MKE) 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 Milwaukee 6 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 26 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 Milwaukee 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
United 78% 18% 4%
American 77% 18% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Milwaukee 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
United 14 26 13 55
American 14 26 16 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 0.21
6pm 0.38
1pm 0.57
8pm 0.01
7am 1.14
11am 0.64
9am 1.02
4pm 0.31
5am 1.06
12pm 0.89
7pm 0
2pm 0.48
5pm 0.89
6am 1.64
8am 1.5
3pm 0.81

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Milwaukee 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 356
February 334
March 371
April 384
May 358
June 344
July 358
August 362
September 379
October 400
November 377
December 368

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Milwaukee 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 12.35
Tuesday 12.38
Wednesday 12.25
Thursday 12.13
Friday 12.19
Saturday 11.54
Sunday 11.6

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 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
10am 14 26 14 56
6pm 14 27 19 63
1pm 13 26 14 55
8pm 12 28 28 69
7am 15 26 14 59
11am 13 26 16 57
9am 14 25 14 55
4pm 15 27 14 57
5am 16 25 8 51
12pm 13 27 14 57
7pm 9 21 13 43
2pm 13 25 15 55
5pm 13 26 15 57
6am 15 26 13 56
8am 14 26 15 59
3pm 13 26 13 52
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.