Map of flight path and driving directions from Indianapolis to Chicago.
Shortest flight path between Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).
How far is Chicago from Indianapolis?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Indianapolis and Chicago. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 161.950 miles
- 260.633 kilometers
- 140.731 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
- 162.023 miles
- 260.752 kilometers
- 140.795 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
The time difference between Indianapolis and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Indianapolis.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 49 kg (108 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Indianapolis (IND) → Chicago (MDW).