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Distance between Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Grand Rapids to Chicago (Gerald R. Ford International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 137 miles / 220 kilometers / 119 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago (MDW) is 180 miles / 290 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 22 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Grand Rapids to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Grand Rapids?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 136.914 miles
  • 220.341 kilometers
  • 118.975 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
  • 136.706 miles
  • 220.007 kilometers
  • 118.794 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 Gerald R. Ford International Airport
City: Grand Rapids, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GRR
ICAO Code: KGRR
Coordinates: 42°52′50″N, 85°31′22″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 Grand Rapids and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Grand Rapids.

Time Difference

Grand Rapids, MI

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 45 kg (100 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Grand Rapids (GRR) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
137
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
137

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