The flight time from Pittsburgh to Chicago is 1 hour, 35 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PIT Pittsburgh, PA 6 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 10 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 16 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
89%
American
84%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Pittsburgh to Chicago is 1 hour, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 10 minutes.

The flight distance from Pittsburgh to Chicago is 413 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Pittsburgh
1 hour, 24 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 34m
American
1h 36m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

48

Distance

413 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
27
American
21

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Pittsburgh from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Pittsburgh to Chicago by plane is 413 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

The flight time from Pittsburgh to Chicago is 1 hour, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 10 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 1 hour, 34 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 36 minutes.

What airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) 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 Pittsburgh 6 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 70 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Chicago 16 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 Pittsburgh to Chicago, American is 84% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 89% 5% 6%
American 84% 9% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Pittsburgh 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 12 71 8 94
American 12 70 10 96

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
10am 0.11
10pm 0.01
7am 0.72
7pm 0.38
3pm 0.59
6pm 0.48
8pm 0.26
1pm 0.21
12pm 0.44
8am 0.71
9am 0.08
5pm 0.59
6am 0.55
11am 1.05
2pm 0.21

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Pittsburgh 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 304
February 283
March 293
April 173
May 106
June 104
July 151
August 143
September 176
October 144
November 313
December 315

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Pittsburgh 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 7.46
Tuesday 6.58
Wednesday 6.38
Thursday 7.23
Friday 7.69
Saturday 5.52
Sunday 7.31

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
10am 13 70 8 95
10pm 9 72 15 97
7am 12 69 7 90
7pm 13 71 12 103
3pm 12 71 8 94
6pm 13 72 13 101
8pm 12 71 15 103
1pm 15 72 6 96
12pm 11 68 6 86
8am 14 71 10 101
9am 9 68 11 91
5pm 11 70 10 95
6am 14 70 8 95
11am 12 70 8 92
2pm 12 73 10 98
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.