The flight time from Wichita to Chicago is 1 hour, 55 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ICT Wichita, KS 5 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 26 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
75%
American
75%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Wichita to Chicago is 1 hour, 55 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 26 minutes.

The flight distance from Wichita to Chicago is 588 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Wichita
2 hours

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 55m
American
1h 55m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

47

Distance

588 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
27
American
20

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Wichita from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Wichita to Chicago by plane is 588 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Wichita to Chicago?

The flight time from Wichita to Chicago is 1 hour, 55 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 26 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 55 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 55 minutes.

What airlines fly from Wichita to Chicago?

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

Does Southwest fly from Wichita to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Wichita (ICT) 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 Wichita 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 86 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Chicago 8 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 Wichita to Chicago, American is 75% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 75% 20% 5%
United 75% 19% 6%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Wichita 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 15 86 12 115
United 15 86 12 115

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
11am 0.9
6am 0.94
5pm 0.29
3pm 0.61
5am 0.96
7pm 0.03
2pm 0.64
10am 0.31
6pm 0.84
12pm 0.67
4pm 0.24

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Wichita 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 215
February 192
March 211
April 204
May 213
June 203
July 208
August 211
September 203
October 215
November 200
December 204

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Wichita 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 6.98
Tuesday 7.02
Wednesday 6.85
Thursday 6.79
Friday 6.92
Saturday 6.31
Sunday 6.81

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)
11am 14 88 12 116
6am 14 85 11 115
5pm 15 86 13 117
3pm 17 86 11 116
5am 15 87 11 117
7pm 11 87 14 113
2pm 15 86 12 114
10am 14 85 12 113
6pm 15 85 14 117
12pm 14 87 11 113
4pm 13 86 12 113
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.