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How far is Chicago, IL, from Dallas, TX?

The distance between Dallas (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) and Chicago (Chicago Midway International Airport) is 797 miles / 1283 kilometers / 693 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Dallas (DFW) to Chicago (MDW) is 921 miles / 1482 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 17 minutes.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport

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797
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1283
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693
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Distance from Dallas to Chicago

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Dallas to Chicago. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 797.210 miles
  • 1282.985 kilometers
  • 692.757 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 797.341 miles
  • 1283.197 kilometers
  • 692.871 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 Dallas to Chicago?

The estimated flight time from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 2 hours and 0 minutes.

What is the time difference between Dallas and Chicago?

There is no time difference between Dallas and Chicago.

Flight carbon footprint between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

On average, flying from Dallas to Chicago generates about 135 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 135 kilograms equals 297 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Dallas to Chicago

Shortest flight path between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Airport information

Origin Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City: Dallas, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DFW
ICAO Code: KDFW
Coordinates: 32°53′48″N, 97°2′16″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