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Distance between Honolulu, HI (HNL) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Honolulu to Chicago (Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 4252 miles / 6843 kilometers / 3695 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 8 hours 33 minutes.

Map of flight path from Honolulu to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Honolulu?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 4252.244 miles
  • 6843.323 kilometers
  • 3695.099 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
  • 4245.928 miles
  • 6833.159 kilometers
  • 3689.611 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 Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
City: Honolulu, HI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HNL
ICAO Code: PHNL
Coordinates: 21°19′7″N, 157°55′19″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 Honolulu and Chicago is 4 hours. Chicago is 4 hours ahead of Honolulu.

Time Difference

Honolulu, HI

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 488 kg (1 076 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Honolulu (HNL) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
4252
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
4252

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