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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Houston to Chicago (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 937 miles / 1508 kilometers / 814 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Chicago (MDW) is 1080 miles / 1738 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 10 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 936.958 miles
  • 1507.888 kilometers
  • 814.194 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
  • 938.150 miles
  • 1509.807 kilometers
  • 815.230 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 Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″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

There is no time difference between Houston and Chicago.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 146 kg (323 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
937
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
937

Round trip?