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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Block Island, RI (BID)

Flight distance from Chicago to Block Island (Chicago Midway International Airport – Block Island State Airport) is 839 miles / 1351 kilometers / 729 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Block Island (BID) is 966 miles / 1554 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 57 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Block Island.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Block Island State Airport (BID).

How far is Block Island from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 839.312 miles
  • 1350.741 kilometers
  • 729.342 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
  • 837.150 miles
  • 1347.262 kilometers
  • 727.463 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 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

B Block Island State Airport
City: Block Island, RI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BID
ICAO Code: KBID
Coordinates: 41°10′5″N, 71°34′40″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Block Island is 1 hour. Block Island is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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Block Island, RI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 138 kg (305 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Block Island (BID).

Distance:
839
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
839

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