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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from New York to Chicago (New York LaGuardia Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 725 miles / 1167 kilometers / 630 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 52 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Chicago (MDW) is 798 miles / 1285 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 57 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 725.075 miles
  • 1166.895 kilometers
  • 630.073 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
  • 723.234 miles
  • 1163.933 kilometers
  • 628.473 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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′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 New York and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind New York.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 127 kg (281 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
725
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
725

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