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Distance between Lexington, KY (LEX) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Lexington to Chicago (Lexington Blue Grass Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 308 miles / 496 kilometers / 268 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Lexington (LEX) to Chicago (MDW) is 364 miles / 586 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 32 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lexington to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Lexington?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Lexington and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 307.949 miles
  • 495.596 kilometers
  • 267.600 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
  • 308.041 miles
  • 495.743 kilometers
  • 267.680 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).

Airport information


A Lexington Blue Grass Airport
City: Lexington, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LEX
ICAO Code: KLEX
Coordinates: 38°2′11″N, 84°36′21″W

B Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Lexington and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Lexington.

Time Difference

Lexington, KY

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 70 kg (155 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lexington (LEX) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
308
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
308

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