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Travel time from Chicago to Palm Beach


Chicago to Palm Beach airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Chicago to Palm Beach? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Palm Beach, 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, 10:33 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 12:15 pm at the latest

11:20 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 12:45 pm

11:50 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

12:50 pm:  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

1:20 pm:  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

1:35 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:45 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 4 minutes

1:49 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:08 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ORD
fly for about 2.5 hours in the air

5:43 pm (local time):  Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL)
Palm Beach is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
so the time in Chicago is actually 4:43 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

5:53 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at FLL
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 2 hours to your destination

8:05 pm (local time):  arrive in Palm Beach

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Chicago to Palm Beach

How far is Palm Beach 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: 1,131 miles or 1821 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 30 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, 32 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.3x faster, and saves you about 6.5 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.


Palm Beach Airports
  1. Palm Beach International Airport
  2. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Palm Beach

Looking at flights on United Air Lines Inc. from ORD to FLL, 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 Palm Beach

The most common route is ORD to FLL, 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 FLL
    Chicago O'Hare International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
  2. MDW to FLL
    Chicago Midway International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
  3. ORD to PBI
    Chicago O'Hare International to Palm Beach International
  4. MDW to PBI
    Chicago Midway International to Palm Beach International


Airlines that fly to Palm Beach

We picked United Air Lines Inc. for your main 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. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  4. JetBlue Airways (B6)


Plan a trip to Palm Beach

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Palm Beach, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Palm Beach. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Palm Beach like Fun but quiet restaurants for the over 80 crowd. Click the button below to explore Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Chicago to Palm Beach?

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 1,131 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 30 minutes
Palm Beach is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
280 Chicago travel answers
7 Palm Beach travel answers










   
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