The flight time from Salt Lake City International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is:

2 hours, 38 minutes

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In-air flight time: 2 hours, 38 minutes
From gate to gate: 2 hours, 56 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 2 hours, 31 minutes


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Flying time from SLC to MDW

The total flight duration from SLC to MDW is 2 hours, 38 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. 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 SLC to MDW is 2 hours, 56 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, 31 minutes.

Note that if you fly the other direction, the flight time from MDW to SLC would be 3 hours, 2 minutes due to the effect of winds and the jet stream.

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 SLC and MDW.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from SLC to MDW ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,259 miles or 2 026 kilometers.

Your trip begins at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It ends at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

Your flight direction from SLC to MDW is East (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.

Salt Lake City International Airport

IATA: SLC
ICAO: KSLC
FAA: SLC
City: Salt Lake City
State: Utah
Zip code: 84122
Country: United States
Category: airports

Chicago Midway International Airport

IATA: MDW
ICAO: KMDW
FAA: MDW
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Zip code: 60638
Country: United States
Category: airports

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