The flight time from Tampa to Chicago is 2 hours, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves TPA Tampa, FL 5 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 23 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 15 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Tampa to Chicago is 2 hours, 47 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, 34 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 44m
2h 46m
2h 47m
2h 51m
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, 47 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, 44 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 51 minutes.

What airlines fly from Tampa to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Tampa to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Tampa (TPA) 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 Tampa 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 143 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Chicago 15 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 82% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 89% 6% 5%
American 87% 8% 5%
United 86% 8% 6%
Frontier 82% 7% 11%

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 13 140 8 164
Frontier 15 139 11 166
United 14 143 7 167
American 14 144 10 171

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 0.17
7am 0.42
4pm 1.26
9pm 0.31
3pm 0.18
6am 0.02
11pm 0.05
8am 0.52
5pm 0.12
6pm 0.13
1pm 0.62
9am 0.42
12pm 0.83
10pm 0.21
8pm 0.03
2pm 0.11
7pm 0.11
11am 0.34

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 297
February 304
March 394
April 96
May 48
June 75
July 120
August 123
September 110
October 136
November 275
December 300

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 6.54
Tuesday 5.75
Wednesday 5.85
Thursday 6.4
Friday 6.71
Saturday 6.06
Sunday 6.5

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 0
American 0
Spirit 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 16 142 6 166
7am 14 144 10 170
4pm 14 143 10 171
9pm 12 139 8 160
3pm 13 143 8 166
6am 12 142 11 169
11pm 15 134 11 162
8am 14 142 11 170
5pm 18 146 8 177
6pm 13 146 7 169
1pm 14 142 8 166
9am 14 141 8 163
12pm 17 144 8 171
10pm 15 139 11 165
8pm 13 137 7 160
2pm 12 145 7 166
7pm 14 142 11 167
11am 14 143 8 167
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.