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Distance between Columbus, OH (CMH) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Columbus to Chicago (John Glenn Columbus International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 283 miles / 455 kilometers / 246 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago (MDW) is 323 miles / 520 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 21 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Columbus?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 282.786 miles
  • 455.100 kilometers
  • 245.734 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
  • 282.272 miles
  • 454.272 kilometers
  • 245.287 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 John Glenn Columbus International Airport
City: Columbus, OH
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CMH
ICAO Code: KCMH
Coordinates: 39°59′52″N, 82°53′30″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 Columbus and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Columbus.

Time Difference

Columbus, OH

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (147 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Columbus (CMH) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
283
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
283

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