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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Chicago to Columbia (Chicago Midway International Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 651 miles / 1048 kilometers / 566 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 43 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Columbia (CAE) is 784 miles / 1261 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 7 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

How far is Columbia from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 651.006 miles
  • 1047.692 kilometers
  • 565.708 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
  • 651.343 miles
  • 1048.235 kilometers
  • 566.002 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 Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Columbia, SC

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 119 kg (262 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Columbia (CAE).

Distance:
651
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
651

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