The flight time from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington is:

4 hours, 1 minute

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In-air flight time: 4 hours, 1 minute
From gate to gate: 4 hours, 18 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 3 hours, 28 minutes

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Flying time from Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA

The total flight duration from Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA is 4 hours, 1 minute.

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 SEA. 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 Seattle, WA is 4 hours, 18 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 3 hours, 28 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 Seattle, WA.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,737 miles or 2 796 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois.
It ends in Seattle, Washington.

Your flight direction from Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA is Northwest (-65 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

Seattle, Washington

City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: United States
Category: cities

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