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Distance between La Crosse, WI (LSE) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from La Crosse to Chicago (La Crosse Regional Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 229 miles / 369 kilometers / 199 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

Driving distance from La Crosse (LSE) to Chicago (MDW) is 286 miles / 460 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 58 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from La Crosse to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from La Crosse?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 229.243 miles
  • 368.930 kilometers
  • 199.206 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
  • 228.961 miles
  • 368.478 kilometers
  • 198.962 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 La Crosse Regional Airport
City: La Crosse, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LSE
ICAO Code: KLSE
Coordinates: 43°52′44″N, 91°15′24″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

There is no time difference between La Crosse and Chicago.

Time Difference

La Crosse, WI

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 59 kg (130 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

La Crosse (LSE) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
229
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
229

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