The flight time from Chicago, Illinois to Phoenix, Arizona is:

3 hours, 20 minutes

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In-air flight time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
From gate to gate: 3 hours, 36 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 2 hours, 54 minutes

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Flying time from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ

The total flight duration from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is 3 hours, 20 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 PHX. 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 Phoenix, AZ is 3 hours, 36 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, 54 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 Phoenix, AZ.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,454 miles or 2 340 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois.
It ends in Phoenix, Arizona.

Your flight direction from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is West (-106 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.

Phoenix is unique compared to many large cities in the United States. Surrounding the city is the Sonoran desert and mountains that are filled with saguaro cacti, red rocks and desert arroyos.

If you like outdoor activities and nature, you may want to take advantage of exploring Arizona’s great outdoors. Here are 7 things you can do (as recommended by

1.Go on a hot air balloon ride to get a view of the city and the saguaros.
2.Hike Phoenix’s iconic Cholla trail on Camelback Mountain. Start your hike early to avoid crowds. It is not an easy hike (intermediate-to-advanced level hike), as you will hike up to 1,200 feet.
3.Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride on the South Mountain Park and Preserve trails.
4.Hike or mountain bike on the trails in Phoenix Mountain Preserve to Piestewa Peak.
5.Mountain bike on Dixie Mountain Loop in Sonoran Preserve.
6.Road bike in Papago Park and Dreamy Draw.
7.Fish at one of the Arizona Game and Fish Department six city parks – Cesar Chavez (Alvord Lake), Cortez, Desert West, Encanto, Papago and Steele Indian School.

Chicago, Illinois

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

Phoenix, Arizona

City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Category: cities

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