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Travel time from Chicago to Atlantic City


Chicago to Atlantic City airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Chicago to Atlantic City? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Atlantic City, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 7:48 am:  start in Chicago
drive for about 47 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:30 am at the latest

8:35 am:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:00 am

9:05 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

10:05 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

10:35 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

10:50 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:00 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 20 minutes

11:20 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:36 am:  wheels up! take-off from ORD
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

2:03 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 1 hour ahead of Chicago, IL
so the time in Chicago is actually 1:03 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

2:11 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

2:45 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 34 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:00 pm (local time):  board Spirit Air Lines connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:10 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:24 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from MCO
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:51 pm (local time):  Atlantic City International (ACY)
Atlantic City is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
so the time in Chicago is actually 3:51 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:55 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at ACY
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 31 minutes to your destination

5:26 pm (local time):  arrive in Atlantic City

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Chicago to Atlantic City

How far is Atlantic City from Chicago? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 715 miles or 1151 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 8 hours, 39 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.6x faster, and saves you about 7.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Atlantic City Airports
  1. Atlantic City International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Atlantic City

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ORD to ATL, and connecting flights on Spirit Air Lines from ATL to ACY, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Chicago to Atlantic City

The most common route is ORD to ATL, then connecting to ACY, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. ORD to ATL to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Atlantic City International
  2. ORD to MCO to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Orlando International to Atlantic City International
  3. ORD to BOS to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Logan International to Atlantic City International
  4. ORD to FLL to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Atlantic City International
  5. ORD to RSW to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Southwest Florida International to Atlantic City International
  6. MDW to ATL to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Atlantic City International
  7. MDW to MCO to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Orlando International to Atlantic City International
  8. ORD to TPA to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Tampa International to Atlantic City International
  9. MDW to FLL to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Atlantic City International
  10. MDW to RSW to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Southwest Florida International to Atlantic City International
  11. MDW to TPA to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Tampa International to Atlantic City International
  12. ORD to PBI to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Palm Beach International to Atlantic City International
  13. MDW to BOS to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Logan International to Atlantic City International
  14. ORD to MYR to ACY
    Chicago O'Hare International to Myrtle Beach International to Atlantic City International
  15. MDW to PBI to ACY
    Chicago Midway International to Palm Beach International to Atlantic City International
  16. PWK to YYZ to ACY
    Chicago Executive to Lester B. Pearson International to Atlantic City International
  17. PWK to YUL to ACY
    Chicago Executive to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International to Atlantic City International


Airlines that fly to Atlantic City

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Spirit Air Lines for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  4. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  5. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  6. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  7. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)


Plan a trip to Atlantic City

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Atlantic City. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Atlantic City like Spa Deals. Click the button below to explore Atlantic City in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Atlantic City to Chicago, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Chicago to Atlantic City road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Chicago to Atlantic City?

If you happen to know Chicago, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Chicago!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 715 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 56 minutes
Atlantic City is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
306 Chicago travel answers
11 Atlantic City travel answers










   
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