New York to Chicago flight time

What is the flight time from New York to Chicago

On average there are 31 flights flying direct each day from New York to Chicago. Below you will find the shortest flight time, the average flight time and also the longest flight time.

Flight duration from New York to Chicago

Depart
JFK
Arrive
MDW

The average flight time for a direct flight from New York to Chicago is 2 hours 31 minutes.

The fastest direct flight from New York (JFK) to Chicago (MDW) has a duration of 2 hours 19 minutes.

A distance of 711 miles / 1,145 km.

Related: Return journey Chicago to New York flight duration

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between New York, 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 2 hours 31 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.

Direct flights

New York Newark to Chicago O'Hare International
carrier logo Flying with United
Total flight time
2 hours 19 minutes

Direct flight duration breakdown

  • Average flight duration: 2 hours 31 minutes
  • Shortest flight duration: 2 hours 19 minutes
  • Longest flight duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Average daily flights: 31

Indirect (multi stop) flight times and durations

New York to Chicago flight time via Washington Ronald Reagan | JFK to MDW via DCA

carrier logo New York to Washington Ronald Reagan
1 hours 15 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
30 minutes
carrier logo Washington Ronald Reagan to Chicago
2 hours 06 minutes
Total journey time
3 hours 51 minutes

New York to Chicago flight time via Washington Dulles | JFK to MDW via IAD

carrier logo New York to Washington Dulles
1 hours 14 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
44 minutes
carrier logo Washington Dulles to Chicago
2 hours 01 minutes
Total journey time
3 hours 59 minutes

New York to Chicago flight time via Fort Lauderdale International | JFK to MDW via FLL

carrier logo New York to Fort Lauderdale International
2 hours 51 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
45 minutes
carrier logo Fort Lauderdale International to Chicago
3 hours 14 minutes
Total journey time
6 hours 50 minutes

New York to Chicago flight time via Detroit Wayne County | JFK to MDW via DTW

carrier logo New York to Detroit Wayne County
1 hours 56 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
2 hours 06 minutes
carrier logo Detroit Wayne County to Chicago
1 hours 22 minutes
Total journey time
5 hours 24 minutes

Flights from New York to Chicago | Airports, Distances & Flight Duration

New York to Chicago flight time information

  • The average flight time from New York to Chicago is 2 hours 31 minutes
  • Distance from New York to Chicago is 711 miles / 1,145 km
  • New York is served by 3 airports New York John F. Kennedy International Airport , New York Newark Liberty International Airport , New York LaGuardia Airport
  • Chicago is served by 3 airports Chicago Midway International Airport , Chicago O'Hare International Airport , Chicago Rockford International Airport
  • The currency in Chicago, United States is the US Dollar

Airlines flying between New York and Chicago

Most popular airlines that fly the route between New York and Chicago

Norwegian
Norwegian
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus
Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines
TAP
TAP

Popular routes from New York

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New York & Chicago local time and timezones

Chicago, United States time is 1 hours behind New York, United States

Day and time in New York, United States: Fri, 14 Dec, 2018,
New York Timezone: EST (-05:00)
01:32
Day and time in Chicago, United States: Fri, 14 Dec, 2018,
Chicago Timezone: CST (-06:00)
00:32

Jet Lag effects from flying between New York and Chicago

Advice on ways to combat jet lag gained from flying between New York and Chicago

New York to Chicago jet lag effects

New York to Chicago ticket price search

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The cheapest months to travel from New York to Chicago

Average prices of flights to Chicago throughout the year.

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