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Distance between Indianapolis, IN (IND) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Indianapolis to Chicago (Indianapolis International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 162 miles / 261 kilometers / 141 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago (MDW) is 186 miles / 300 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 29 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A Indianapolis International Airport
City: Indianapolis, IN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IND
ICAO Code: KIND
Coordinates: 39°43′2″N, 86°17′39″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 Indianapolis and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Indianapolis.

Time Difference

Indianapolis, IN

 EDT

Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 49 kg (108 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Indianapolis (IND) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
162
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
162

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