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Distance between Newark, NJ (EWR) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Newark to Chicago (New York Newark Liberty International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 711 miles / 1144 kilometers / 618 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Newark (EWR) to Chicago (MDW) is 784 miles / 1261 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 41 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between New York Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Newark?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 710.830 miles
  • 1143.970 kilometers
  • 617.694 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
  • 709.032 miles
  • 1141.077 kilometers
  • 616.132 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 New York Newark Liberty International Airport
City: Newark, NJ
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: EWR
ICAO Code: KEWR
Coordinates: 40°41′33″N, 74°10′7″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Newark and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Newark.

Time Difference

Newark, NJ

 EDT

Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 126 kg (277 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Newark (EWR) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
711
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
711

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