In-air flight time: 1 hour, 49 minutes
From gate to gate: 2 hours, 17 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 1 hour, 26 minutes
The total flight duration from New York, NY to Chicago, IL is 1 hour, 49 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 LGA to MDW. 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 New York, NY to Chicago, IL is 2 hours, 17 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 1 hour, 26 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 New York, NY and Chicago, IL.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from New York, NY to Chicago, IL ("as the crow flies"), which is about 713 miles or 1 147 kilometers.
Your trip begins in New York, New York.
It ends in Chicago, Illinois.
Your flight direction from New York, NY to Chicago, IL is West (-79 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.
The best time to visit Chicago is in June, September and October when days are longer and the weather is mild. To help you plan an affordable trip to Chicago, here are 15 free things to do-
1.Chicago Botanic Garden – check out the bird species and the variety of plants
2.Lincoln Park Zoo- see Red Panda, African Lion and more at Kovler Lion House
3.Free tours with Chicago Greeter.
4.Chicago museums offer either completely free visits or free visit days. – Find out more by visiting the museums’ website.
5.Go to the beach on warm days- North Avenue Beach and Oak Street Beach.
6.Visit Navy Pier.
7.Skate at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in winter.
8.Garfield Park Conservatory- free parking is at south of the Conservatory’s main entrance in the visitor parking lot.
9.Shedd Aquarium (free for Illinois residents only on discount days.)
10.See water display at Buckingham Fountain (available from April to mid-October only.)
11.Chicago Cultural Center – free music, exhibition and performances
12.Harold Washington Library Center – a beautiful building with rare finds
13.Brewery tour – Chicago has thousands of craft breweries. Two Brothers Brewery provides free guided tours on selected days.
14.Attend a Jay Pritzker Pavilion concert for free – find out the availability. Only available on selected days.
15.The Chicago Air and Water Show- usually in August. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach is the focal point.
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Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.