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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Chicago, IL (ORD)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Chicago (Los Angeles International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 1745 miles / 2808 kilometers / 1516 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 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 33 minutes.

Los Angeles – Chicago

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1745
Miles
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2808
Kilometers
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1516
Nautical miles

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)
  • 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 earth.

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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles to Chicago is 3 hours 48 minutes.

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.

Los Angeles time to Chicago time converter

Time in Los Angeles: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Chicago: 00:00

Current local times

Los Angeles, CA

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Los Angeles to Chicago generates about 196 kg of CO2 per passenger, 196 kilograms is equal to 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