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Distance between Cleveland, OH (CLE) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Cleveland to Chicago (Cleveland Hopkins International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 307 miles / 494 kilometers / 267 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago (MDW) is 334 miles / 538 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 53 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Cleveland?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 306.801 miles
  • 493.749 kilometers
  • 266.603 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
  • 306.014 miles
  • 492.482 kilometers
  • 265.919 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 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
City: Cleveland, OH
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CLE
ICAO Code: KCLE
Coordinates: 41°24′42″N, 81°50′59″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 Cleveland and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Cleveland.

Time Difference

Cleveland, OH

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 70 kg (155 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cleveland (CLE) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
307
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
307

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