The flight time from Chicago, Illinois to Miami, Florida is:

2 hours, 37 minutes

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In-air flight time: 2 hours, 37 minutes
From gate to gate: 2 hours, 52 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 2 hours, 23 minutes

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Flying time from Chicago, IL to Miami, FL

The total flight duration from Chicago, IL to Miami, FL is 2 hours, 37 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 Miami, FL is 2 hours, 52 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, 23 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 Miami, FL.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Chicago, IL to Miami, FL ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,188 miles or 1 912 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois.
It ends in Miami, Florida.

Your flight direction from Chicago, IL to Miami, FL is Southeast (157 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.

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Chicago, Illinois

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

Miami, Florida

City: Miami
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

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