# 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
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
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.

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## 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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