The flight time from Phoenix to Chicago is 3 hours, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 52 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Chicago is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 52 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Chicago is 1440 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Phoenix
3 hours, 44 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 12m
3h 14m
3h 17m
3h 22m
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



1440 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Chicago by plane is 1440 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Chicago?

The flight time from Phoenix to Chicago is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 52 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 3 hours, 12 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Phoenix (PHX) 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 Phoenix 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 172 minutes
Taxiing In 11 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 Phoenix to Chicago, Frontier is 74% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 74% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 86% 12% 2%
United 85% 14% 1%
American 81% 16% 3%
Frontier 74% 21% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix 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
Spirit 12 169 8 192
Frontier 13 170 11 194
United 13 172 11 197
American 15 173 11 202

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 1.09
7am 1.26
4pm 0.38
8pm 0.12
11pm 0.66
6am 0.5
8am 1.31
2pm 0.85
10am 0.84
6pm 0.53
1pm 0.84
0am 1.22
1am 0.34
7pm 0.97
11am 0.78
5pm 0.3
5am 0.16
3pm 1.24
12pm 1

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 488
February 443
March 514
April 470
May 414
June 380
July 387
August 401
September 442
October 466
November 457
December 498

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 14.52
Tuesday 14.52
Wednesday 14.54
Thursday 15.12
Friday 14.6
Saturday 14.63
Sunday 15.15

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
American 1
United 1
Frontier 0
Spirit 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
9am 18 173 12 204
7am 14 174 13 203
4pm 14 171 12 197
8pm 14 164 10 190
11pm 12 171 6 191
6am 14 170 11 197
8am 16 172 12 204
2pm 13 175 13 203
10am 18 170 13 203
6pm 15 174 7 198
1pm 15 174 14 206
0am 12 171 8 193
1am 12 166 8 188
7pm 14 170 8 193
11am 15 171 11 198
5pm 14 168 11 194
5am 16 174 13 205
3pm 13 172 14 202
12pm 14 175 13 204
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.