The flight time from Tampa to Chicago is 2 hours, 51 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves TPA Tampa, FL 4 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 23 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Tampa to Chicago is 2 hours, 51 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 23 minutes.

The flight distance from Tampa to Chicago is 1011 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Tampa
2 hours, 33 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 47m
2h 48m
2h 51m
2h 52m
2h 55m
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



1011 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Tampa from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Tampa to Chicago by plane is 1011 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Tampa to Chicago?

The flight time from Tampa to Chicago is 2 hours, 51 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 23 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 47 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 55 minutes.

What airlines fly from Tampa to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Tampa to Chicago?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Tampa (TPA) to Chicago (ORD). On average, they have 3 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 Tampa 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 143 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Chicago 6 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 Tampa 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
United 86% 13% 1%
American 84% 14% 2%
Spirit 78% 19% 3%
Southwest 76% 21% 3%
Frontier 74% 24% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Tampa 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 13 141 11 167
Southwest 12 141 10 168
United 14 143 11 171
American 14 144 11 172
Frontier 15 143 13 175

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 0.5
7am 0.62
4pm 1.46
9pm 0.05
3pm 0.74
6am 0.07
8am 1.04
5pm 0.4
6pm 0.64
1pm 0.1
9am 0.52
12pm 0.67
10pm 0.05
8pm 0.43
2pm 1.09
7pm 0.09
11am 0.96

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Tampa 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 317
February 193
March 324
April 278
May 296
June 292
July 313
August 296
September 236
October 283
November 341
December 342

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Tampa 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 10.08
Tuesday 8.42
Wednesday 8.25
Thursday 10.19
Friday 9.62
Saturday 10.35
Sunday 10.62

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
Spirit 0
Southwest 0
Frontier 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
10am 14 143 10 167
7am 13 143 12 171
4pm 16 145 13 177
9pm 10 135 9 156
3pm 14 144 11 171
6am 12 146 10 169
8am 13 141 11 168
5pm 14 145 13 174
6pm 13 141 11 169
1pm 13 142 9 169
9am 12 142 10 165
12pm 15 143 11 173
10pm 14 139 12 168
8pm 12 138 10 162
2pm 15 143 11 174
7pm 11 138 9 161
11am 13 142 10 167
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.