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

Flight distance from Columbus to Chicago (John Glenn Columbus International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 296 miles / 476 kilometers / 257 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago (ORD) is 341 miles / 549 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 41 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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)
  • 295.539 miles
  • 475.624 kilometers
  • 256.816 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
  • 295.026 miles
  • 474.798 kilometers
  • 256.370 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 O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″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

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 69 kg (151 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Columbus (CMH) → Chicago (ORD).

Distance:
296
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
296

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