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Distance between Las Vegas, NV (LAS) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Las Vegas to Chicago (Las Vegas McCarran International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 1521 miles / 2447 kilometers / 1321 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Las Vegas (LAS) to Chicago (MDW) is 1750 miles / 2817 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Las Vegas to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Las Vegas?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1520.611 miles
  • 2447.186 kilometers
  • 1321.375 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
  • 1517.320 miles
  • 2441.890 kilometers
  • 1318.515 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 Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
City: Las Vegas, NV
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAS
ICAO Code: KLAS
Coordinates: 36°4′48″N, 115°9′7″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 Las Vegas and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Las Vegas.

Time Difference

Las Vegas, NV

 PDT

Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 166 kg (366 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Las Vegas (LAS) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
1521
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1521

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