The flight time from Newark to Chicago is 2 hours, 29 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves EWR Newark, NJ 1 minute early.
21 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 52 minutes in the air
13 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Newark to Chicago is 2 hours, 29 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 52 minutes.

The flight distance from Newark to Chicago is 719 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Newark
2 hours, 6 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 27m
2h 31m
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, 29 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 52 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 2 hours, 27 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 31 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 21 minutes
In the Air 112 minutes
Taxiing In 13 minutes
Arrives Chicago 5 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 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
American 77% 21% 2%
United 77% 20% 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 21 111 12 147
American 20 113 15 151

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 0.26
10am 1.03
9am 0.48
6pm 0.96
7pm 0.43
8pm 0.79
9pm 1.2
5pm 1.6
1pm 1.67
7am 0.93
3pm 0.88
2pm 0.12
5am 0.41
6am 1.9
11am 0.96
8am 0.53
12pm 0.57
10pm 0.05

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 461
February 437
March 484
April 452
May 458
June 446
July 445
August 459
September 467
October 498
November 479
December 443

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 15.62
Tuesday 15.13
Wednesday 15.62
Thursday 15.67
Friday 15.56
Saturday 12.63
Sunday 16.1

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 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
4pm 21 119 17 160
10am 21 111 11 145
9am 25 109 10 147
6pm 25 110 14 153
7pm 24 109 10 147
8pm 26 109 8 147
9pm 21 111 7 142
5pm 23 113 18 156
1pm 18 113 13 145
7am 21 112 14 149
3pm 21 113 13 148
2pm 19 112 13 145
5am 19 116 14 151
6am 19 112 16 151
11am 17 112 13 145
8am 23 112 12 151
12pm 18 114 16 148
10pm 22 114 7 146
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.