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).
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).
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 192 kg (423 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Los Angeles (LAX) → Chicago (ORD).