The flight time from Minneapolis to Chicago is 1 hour, 28 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSP Minneapolis, MN 3 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
56 minutes in the air
13 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Minneapolis to Chicago is 1 hour, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 56 minutes.

The flight distance from Minneapolis to Chicago is 334 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Minneapolis
1 hour, 25 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 24m
1h 29m
1h 31m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



334 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Minneapolis from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Minneapolis to Chicago by plane is 334 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to Chicago?

The flight time from Minneapolis to Chicago is 1 hour, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 56 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 24 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 31 minutes.

What airlines fly from Minneapolis to Chicago?

United, Delta, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Minneapolis to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Minneapolis to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Minneapolis (MSP) 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 Minneapolis 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 56 minutes
Taxiing In 13 minutes
Arrives Chicago 7 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 Minneapolis to Chicago, American is 76% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 80% 19% 1%
United 80% 18% 2%
American 76% 20% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Minneapolis 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
Delta 15 55 12 84
United 18 56 13 89
American 17 56 16 91

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
9am 1.21
7pm 0.89
10am 1.85
6am 2.21
3pm 2.72
9pm 0.01
7am 0.54
6pm 1.07
12pm 1.04
5am 0.79
5pm 1.42
2pm 0.73
11am 1.15
8pm 1.38
1pm 1.43
8am 1.13
4pm 0.49

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis 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 625
February 565
March 613
April 652
May 599
June 628
July 662
August 672
September 626
October 657
November 603
December 598

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis 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 22.56
Tuesday 21.67
Wednesday 21.44
Thursday 21.63
Friday 21.77
Saturday 15.58
Sunday 19.58

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
Delta 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
9am 17 55 16 90
7pm 16 54 17 91
10am 15 55 11 82
6am 16 55 14 88
3pm 20 57 13 92
9pm 26 61 13 100
7am 19 56 13 90
6pm 19 56 16 94
12pm 15 56 15 87
5am 15 56 13 87
5pm 15 56 14 88
2pm 16 56 16 89
11am 21 58 13 95
8pm 16 54 9 81
1pm 18 56 13 89
8am 16 54 12 84
4pm 17 56 15 91
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.