The flight time from Richmond to Chicago is 2 hours, 14 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RIC Richmond, VA 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 43 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Richmond to Chicago is 2 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 43 minutes.

The flight distance from Richmond to Chicago is 642 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Richmond
1 hour, 59 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 14m
2h 15m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



642 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Richmond from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Richmond to Chicago by plane is 642 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Richmond to Chicago?

The flight time from Richmond to Chicago is 2 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 43 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 2 hours, 14 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 15 minutes.

What airlines fly from Richmond to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Richmond to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Richmond (RIC) 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 Richmond 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 103 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Chicago 3 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 Richmond to Chicago, American is 74% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 74% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 76% 21% 3%
American 74% 22% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Richmond 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
United 16 104 11 134
American 15 102 13 135

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
5pm 0.69
5am 0.09
1pm 0.59
6pm 1.18
8pm 0.04
8am 0.17
3pm 0.3
4pm 0.6
12pm 0.72
7pm 0.15
10am 1.69
6am 0.27
10pm 0.01
7am 1.36
11am 0.04

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond 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 233
February 208
March 235
April 272
May 261
June 257
July 262
August 257
September 252
October 267
November 238
December 254

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond 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 8.58
Tuesday 8.65
Wednesday 8.42
Thursday 8.42
Friday 8.62
Saturday 6.69
Sunday 8.23

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

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
5pm 17 107 12 140
5am 16 104 11 138
1pm 15 104 14 138
6pm 15 103 16 137
8pm 13 102 10 134
8am 17 100 10 130
3pm 13 102 10 129
4pm 14 102 14 133
12pm 15 105 13 136
7pm 14 106 13 141
10am 15 104 9 132
6am 14 102 10 128
10pm 12 108 11 132
7am 16 100 11 132
11am 14 107 13 139
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.