Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Brainerd, MN (BRD)

Flight distance from Chicago to Brainerd (Chicago Midway International Airport – Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport) is 450 miles / 724 kilometers / 391 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 21 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Brainerd (BRD) is 549 miles / 884 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 51 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD).

How far is Brainerd from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 449.576 miles
• 723.523 kilometers
• 390.671 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
• 449.128 miles
• 722.802 kilometers
• 390.282 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
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

B Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
City: Brainerd, MN
Country: United States
IATA Code: BRD
ICAO Code: KBRD
Coordinates: 46°23′53″N, 94°8′17″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Brainerd.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 91 kg (201 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Brainerd (BRD).

Distance:
450
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
450

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