The flight time from Chicago, Illinois to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is:

2 hours, 34 minutes

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In-air flight time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
From gate to gate: 2 hours, 49 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 2 hours, 20 minutes

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Flying time from Chicago, IL to Fort Lauderdale, FL

The total flight duration from Chicago, IL to Fort Lauderdale, FL is 2 hours, 34 minutes.

This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year, including routes like MDW to FLL. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.

If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from Chicago, IL to Fort Lauderdale, FL is 2 hours, 49 minutes.

Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 2 hours, 20 minutes.

If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between Chicago, IL and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Chicago, IL to Fort Lauderdale, FL ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,167 miles or 1 878 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois.
It ends in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Your flight direction from Chicago, IL to Fort Lauderdale, FL is Southeast (156 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

City: Fort Lauderdale
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

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