Chicago O’Hare TSA Security Wait Times

How long will it take to get through the ORD security lines?Β  What are the Chicago O’Hare Airport wait times right now? Find out here!

Chicago-O'Hare International (Chicago, IL)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints at Chicago-O'Hare International should anticipate waiting on average for:
10 minutes and 24 seconds

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal 1

  • Checkpoint 2Open

Terminal 2

  • Checkpoint 5Open

Terminal 3

  • Checkpoint 7AOpen
  • Checkpoint 8Open

Estimated Wait Times For Today

12 am - 1 am
7 m

1 am - 2 am
33 m

2 am - 3 am
33 m

3 am - 4 am
33 m

4 am - 5 am
18 m

5 am - 6 am
22 m

6 am - 7 am
23 m

7 am - 8 am
12 m

8 am - 9 am
19 m

9 am - 10 am
14 m

10 am - 11 am
14 m

11 am - 12 pm
23 m

12 pm - 1 pm
13 m

1 pm - 2 pm
16 m

2 pm - 3 pm
11 m

3 pm - 4 pm
10 m

4 pm - 5 pm
3 m

5 pm - 6 pm
15 m

6 pm - 7 pm
8 m

7 pm - 8 pm
23 m

8 pm - 9 pm
2 m

9 pm - 10 pm
10 m

10 pm - 11 pm
5 m

11 pm - 12 am
33 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

Chicago O’Hare Security Wait Times FAQ’s

As is the case for most large US airports 3 hours before an international flight and 2 hours before a domestic flight is good advice. At O'Hare these suggestions might actually have you waiting around some time for your gate to open but specific busy times, delays and winter weather can mean you'd be well served to follow those guidelines. O'Hare tends to be busiest early mornings, mid to late afternoons and Mondays and Fridays. To check for journey times to the airport click here.
You can view the availability of TSA PreCheck at the O'Hare terminals by looking at the table above. For information on joining TSA PreCheck and reducing your O'Hare Airport security wait times visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
Most international arrivals will process only through Terminal 5. Consequently it can mean O'Hare security wait times for non-US citizens arriving here can be lengthy. For those with connecting flights it is worth knowing that if you are arriving at O'Hare during busy periods you should ensure you have plenty of time between arrival and your connecting flight out of ORD as you could be stuck in a security line for north of an hour or more.

For further information on Chicago O’Hare Airport wait times, TSA, airport wifi, ground transportation, lost and found and more visit https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/home/pages/default.aspx.