The flight time from Orlando to Chicago is 2 hours, 53 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MCO Orlando, FL 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 24 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Orlando to Chicago is 2 hours, 53 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 24 minutes.

The flight distance from Orlando to Chicago is 1005 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Orlando
2 hours, 35 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 51m
2h 52m
2h 53m
2h 54m
2h 54m
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



1005 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Orlando from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Orlando to Chicago by plane is 1005 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Orlando to Chicago?

The flight time from Orlando to Chicago is 2 hours, 53 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 24 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Frontier being the fastest taking 2 hours, 51 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Orlando to Chicago?

American, Frontier, Southwest, United, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Orlando to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Orlando to Chicago?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Orlando (MCO) to Chicago (ORD). On average, they have 6 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Orlando 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 144 minutes
Taxiing In 11 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 Orlando to Chicago, Frontier is 72% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 72% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 84% 15% 1%
United 83% 16% 1%
Frontier 72% 27% 1%
Spirit 72% 25% 3%
Southwest 59% 38% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Orlando 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 14 143 11 171
United 15 144 11 172
Southwest 13 146 11 173
American 16 145 11 174
Spirit 15 144 12 174

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
3pm 0.54
10am 0.79
6pm 0.94
9pm 0.56
8pm 0.12
8am 1.06
11am 0.84
9am 0.53
5pm 0.32
7pm 0.46
2pm 1.63
10pm 0.24
1pm 0.19
7am 0.71
6am 0.28
4pm 1.6
12pm 1.75

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Orlando 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 429
February 222
March 328
April 291
May 388
June 415
July 446
August 432
September 370
October 428
November 451
December 463

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Orlando 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 12.92
Tuesday 11.77
Wednesday 11.92
Thursday 12.9
Friday 12.77
Saturday 14.13
Sunday 13.25

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
Spirit 0
Frontier 0
Southwest 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
3pm 15 147 10 173
10am 15 144 10 172
6pm 14 143 12 172
9pm 14 142 10 167
8pm 14 145 11 171
8am 15 143 11 171
11am 15 146 10 174
9am 15 143 10 169
5pm 15 146 12 177
7pm 14 142 10 169
2pm 16 145 10 173
10pm 15 143 13 174
1pm 15 146 11 174
7am 15 145 12 174
6am 14 146 11 172
4pm 17 145 13 178
12pm 15 145 12 173
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.