Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Chicago (Lafayette Regional Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 833 miles / 1340 kilometers / 724 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Chicago (MDW) is 960 miles / 1545 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 35 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Lafayette?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 832.670 miles
• 1340.052 kilometers
• 723.570 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
• 834.139 miles
• 1342.417 kilometers
• 724.847 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 Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Lafayette and Chicago.

CDT

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 138 kg (304 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
833
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
833

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