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

Distance from Washington D.C. to Chicago (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 612 miles / 985 kilometers / 532 nautical miles.

How far is Chicago from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 611.819 miles
  • 984.627 kilometers
  • 531.656 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
  • 610.572 miles
  • 982.620 kilometers
  • 530.573 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is 1 hour 39 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 114 kg (252 pounds).

Airport information


A 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

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

Washington D.C. to Chicago flight path

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Chicago (ORD).

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Air miles:
612
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
612

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