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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Chicago (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 600 miles / 966 kilometers / 522 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 38 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Chicago (MDW) is 700 miles / 1126 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 10 minutes.

Washington D.C. – Chicago

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600
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966
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522
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How far is Chicago from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 600.489 miles
  • 966.394 kilometers
  • 521.811 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
  • 599.244 miles
  • 964.390 kilometers
  • 520.729 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).

How long does it take to fly from Washington D.C. to Chicago?

Estimated flight time from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 1 hour 38 minutes.

What is the time difference between Washington D.C. and Chicago?

The time difference between Washington D.C. and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Washington D.C..
Washington D.C. time to Chicago time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

On average flying from Washington D.C. to Chicago generates about 113 kg of CO2 per passenger, 113 kilograms is equal to 249 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Washington D.C. to Chicago

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Airport information

Origin Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W
Destination 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