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Distance between Atlanta, GA (ATL) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Atlanta to Chicago (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 591 miles / 951 kilometers / 513 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 37 minutes.

Driving distance from Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago (MDW) is 695 miles / 1119 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 50 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Atlanta to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Atlanta?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Atlanta and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 590.673 miles
  • 950.596 kilometers
  • 513.281 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 591.522 miles
  • 951.962 kilometers
  • 514.018 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City: Atlanta, GA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ATL
ICAO Code: KATL
Coordinates: 33°38′12″N, 84°25′41″W

B Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Atlanta and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Atlanta.

Time Difference

Atlanta, GA

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 111 kg (246 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Atlanta (ATL) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
591
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
591

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