The flight time from Newark to Chicago is 2 hours, 26 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves EWR Newark, NJ 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 53 minutes in the air
13 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Newark to Chicago is 2 hours, 26 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 53 minutes.

The flight distance from Newark to Chicago is 719 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Newark
2 hours, 2 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 24m
2h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



719 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Newark from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Newark to Chicago by plane is 719 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Newark to Chicago?

The flight time from Newark to Chicago is 2 hours, 26 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 53 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 2 hours, 24 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 29 minutes.

What airlines fly from Newark to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Newark to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Newark (EWR) 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 Newark 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 113 minutes
Taxiing In 13 minutes
Arrives Chicago 9 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 Newark to Chicago, American is 83% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 83% 13% 4%
United 79% 18% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Newark 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 17 112 12 144
American 16 115 15 149

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
4pm 0.03
10am 0.72
9am 0.25
6pm 0.68
7pm 0.21
8pm 0.11
9pm 0.1
5pm 1.42
1pm 0.59
7am 0.43
3pm 0.98
2pm 0.24
5am 0.67
6am 1.07
11am 0.77
8am 0.47
12pm 0.61
10pm 0.01

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Newark 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 407
February 133
March 158
April 160
May 200
June 272
July 322
August 329
September 335
October 359
November 426
December 446

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Newark 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 10.13
Tuesday 9.56
Wednesday 9.31
Thursday 10.15
Friday 10.31
Saturday 8.92
Sunday 9.83

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
4pm 18 124 13 148
10am 20 113 12 147
9am 22 112 15 148
6pm 23 110 13 149
7pm 19 110 10 142
8pm 22 113 7 142
9pm 18 113 7 143
5pm 17 114 16 150
1pm 15 112 13 142
7am 19 116 15 152
3pm 17 114 12 145
2pm 14 118 15 147
5am 15 113 15 145
6am 16 113 12 143
11am 15 114 11 141
8am 19 110 13 144
12pm 15 113 15 145
10pm 21 112 9 139
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.