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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 15 hours 8 minutes.

Chicago – Columbia

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651
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1048
Kilometers
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566
Nautical miles

How far is Columbia from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

How long does it take to fly from Chicago to Columbia?

Estimated flight time from Chicago Midway International Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport is 1 hour 43 minutes.

What is the time difference between Chicago and Columbia?

The time difference between Chicago and Columbia is 1 hour. Columbia is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.
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Flight carbon footprint between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

On average flying from Chicago to Columbia generates about 119 kg of CO2 per passenger, 119 kilograms is equal to 262 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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