Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Chicago.
Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).
How far is Chicago from Los Angeles?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1750.465 miles
- 2817.100 kilometers
- 1521.112 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
- 1747.008 miles
- 2811.537 kilometers
- 1518.109 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 Los Angeles and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 196 kg (433 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Los Angeles (LAX) → Chicago (MDW).