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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and Chicago, IL (ORD)

Flight distance from Denver to Chicago (Denver International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 888 miles / 1430 kilometers / 772 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 10 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Chicago (ORD) is 994 miles / 1599 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 30 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

How far is Chicago from Denver?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 888.265 miles
  • 1429.525 kilometers
  • 771.882 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
  • 886.090 miles
  • 1426.024 kilometers
  • 769.991 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 Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″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 Denver and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour ahead of Denver.

Time Difference

Denver, CO

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 143 kg (314 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Denver (DEN) → Chicago (ORD).

Distance:
888
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
888

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