Detroit to Chicago flight duration

What is the flight duration from Detroit to Chicago?

On average there are 6 flights flying direct each day from Detroit to Chicago. Below you will find the quickest flight duration, the average flight time and the longest flight duration.

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Average direct flight time is 1 hours 22 minutes.

The fastest direct flight from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago (MDW) has a duration of 1 hours 18 minutes.

A distance of 237 miles / 382 km.

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Detroit to Chicago flight duration breakdown

  • Average flight duration: 1 hours 22 minutes
  • Shortest flight duration: 1 hours 18 minutes
  • Longest flight duration: 1 hours 25 minutes
  • Average daily flights: 6

Airport, Distances & Flight Duration Information

  • The average flight time from Detroit to Chicago is 1 hours 22 minutes
  • Distance from Detroit to Chicago is 237 miles / 382 km
  • Detroit is served by 1 airports Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  • Chicago is served by 3 airports Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
  • The currency in Chicago, United States is the US Dollar

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between Detroit, United States and Chicago, United States? Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 1 hours 22 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.


Detroit Wayne County to Chicago O'Hare International
1 hours 21 minutes


Detroit to Chicago flight time via Seattle / Tacoma International | DTW to MDW via SEA
Detroit to Seattle / Tacoma International
5 hours 01 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
6 hours 52 minutes
Seattle / Tacoma International to Chicago
4 hours 07 minutes
Total journey time
16 hours
Detroit to Chicago flight time via Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson | DTW to MDW via ATL
Detroit to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
2 hours 03 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
7 hours 57 minutes
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Chicago
2 hours 08 minutes
Total journey time
12 hours 08 minutes
Detroit to Chicago flight time via New York Newark | DTW to MDW via EWR
Detroit to New York Newark
1 hours 46 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
5 hours 14 minutes
New York Newark to Chicago
2 hours 29 minutes
Total journey time
9 hours 29 minutes

Airlines flying between Detroit and Chicago

Most popular airlines that fly the route between Detroit and Chicago

American Airlines
American Airlines
Air France
Air France
Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic

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Detroit & Chicago local time and timezones

Chicago, United States time is 1 hours behind Detroit, United States

Date and time in Detroit, United States:
14:20 Tue, 12 Nov, 2019,
Detroit Timezone: EST (-05:00)

Date and time in Chicago, United States:
13:20 Tue, 12 Nov, 2019,
Chicago Timezone: CST (-06:00)

Jet Lag effects from flying between Detroit and Chicago

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Detroit to Chicago jet lag effects

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The cheapest months to travel from Detroit to Chicago

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