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

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and Chicago (Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 1745 miles / 2808 kilometers / 1516 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago (ORD) is 2029 miles / 3266 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 34 minutes.

Los Angeles International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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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)
  • 1744.573 miles
  • 2807.618 kilometers
  • 1515.993 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
  • 1741.157 miles
  • 2802.120 kilometers
  • 1513.024 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 O'Hare International Airport is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and Chicago?

The time difference between Los Angeles and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to Chicago generates about 196 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 196 kilograms equals 432 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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Airport information

Origin Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W
Destination Chicago O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″W