# How far is Chicago, IL, from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and Chicago (Chicago Midway International Airport) is 1750 miles / 2817 kilometers / 1521 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago (MDW) is 2029 miles / 3266 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 35 hours 38 minutes.

1750
Miles
2817
Kilometers
1521
Nautical miles
3 h 48 min
196 kg

## Distance from Los Angeles to Chicago

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Los Angeles to Chicago. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

## How long does it take to fly from Los Angeles to Chicago?

The estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to Chicago generates about 196 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 196 kilograms equals 433 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Chicago

See the map of the shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

## Airport information

Origin Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W
Destination Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W