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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Houston and Chicago.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 146 kg (323 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Houston (HOU) → Chicago (MDW).