The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Chicago is 2 hours, 17 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 4 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 45 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
84%
American
82%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Chicago is 2 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 45 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Chicago is 646 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Raleigh Durham
1 hour, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
2h 16m
United
2h 17m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

41

Distance

646 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
22
United
19

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Chicago by plane is 646 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Raleigh Durham to Chicago?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Chicago is 2 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 45 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 2 hours, 16 minutes, and United the slowest taking 2 hours, 17 minutes.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) 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 Raleigh Durham 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 105 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 Raleigh Durham to Chicago, American is 82% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 84% 14% 2%
American 82% 15% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham 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)
American 16 105 11 136
United 18 106 11 137

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 0.49
4pm 0.37
3pm 0.07
12pm 0.18
8am 0.05
2pm 0.1
5am 0.32
11am 0.33
6pm 0.07
6am 1.44
5pm 1.12
1pm 0.8
9am 0.48

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 190
February 110
March 130
April 155
May 172
June 192
July 204
August 209
September 199
October 211
November 200
December 207

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 6.38
Tuesday 5.48
Wednesday 5.73
Thursday 6.31
Friday 6.4
Saturday 5.56
Sunday 6.04

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 0
United 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 15 103 10 130
4pm 20 108 13 145
3pm 19 110 11 143
12pm 18 108 10 139
8am 13 107 14 137
2pm 16 109 10 136
5am 14 99 9 123
11am 16 109 10 139
6pm 17 107 12 139
6am 15 104 11 134
5pm 26 107 13 149
1pm 20 107 11 141
9am 13 100 11 126
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.