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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Chicago and Columbia is 1 hour. Columbia is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 119 kg (262 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Columbia (CAE).