The flight time from Phoenix to Chicago is 3 hours, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 55 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Chicago is 3 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 55 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Chicago is 1440 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Phoenix
3 hours, 37 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 16m
3h 16m
3h 19m
3h 20m
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, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 3 hours, 16 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Chicago?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Chicago (ORD). On average, they have 13 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 Phoenix 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 175 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Chicago 8 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 84% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 88% 11% 1%
American 87% 11% 2%
Frontier 84% 15% 1%
Spirit 77% 20% 3%
Southwest 64% 34% 2%

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 10 172 10 196
Southwest 10 176 8 196
Frontier 13 173 11 199
United 15 175 10 200
American 15 175 10 202

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 0.6
7am 1.55
4pm 0.48
8pm 0.08
11pm 1.49
6am 0.32
8am 0.42
2pm 1.24
10am 0.7
6pm 0.81
1pm 0.7
0am 0.77
1am 0.11
7pm 0.96
11am 1.51
5pm 0.98
5am 0.45
3pm 0.4
12pm 0.88

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 482
February 231
March 373
April 386
May 427
June 452
July 510
August 501
September 481
October 514
November 497
December 507

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 15.56
Tuesday 13.62
Wednesday 13.79
Thursday 14.88
Friday 15.65
Saturday 14.96
Sunday 14.63

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
Southwest 0
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 20 172 11 205
7am 15 176 10 202
4pm 12 173 9 195
8pm 15 161 9 183
11pm 13 174 9 197
6am 15 173 10 199
8am 15 172 10 199
2pm 14 177 13 205
10am 19 175 11 206
6pm 12 173 7 194
1pm 15 176 13 204
0am 12 170 9 192
1am 12 167 8 191
7pm 14 174 8 197
11am 15 177 10 203
5pm 10 176 6 194
5am 14 177 12 203
3pm 15 178 12 205
12pm 13 175 11 201
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.