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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 1073 miles / 1727 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 47 minutes.

Houston – Chicago

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937
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1508
Kilometers
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814
Nautical miles

How far is Chicago from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles 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).

How long does it take to fly from Houston to Chicago?

Estimated flight time from Houston William P. Hobby Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 2 hours 16 minutes.

What is the time difference between Houston and Chicago?

There is no time difference between Houston and Chicago.

Flight carbon footprint between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

On average flying from Houston to Chicago generates about 146 kg of CO2 per passenger, 146 kilograms is equal to 323 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
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

Airlines flying from Houston (HOU) to Chicago (MDW)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines