# 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
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
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.

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## 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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