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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Columbia, MO (COU)

Flight distance from Chicago to Columbia (Chicago Midway International Airport – Columbia Regional Airport) is 312 miles / 503 kilometers / 271 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Columbia (COU) is 385 miles / 619 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 5 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

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)
  • 312.366 miles
  • 502.704 kilometers
  • 271.439 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
  • 312.105 miles
  • 502.285 kilometers
  • 271.212 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 Regional Airport
City: Columbia, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: COU
ICAO Code: KCOU
Coordinates: 38°49′5″N, 92°13′10″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Columbia.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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Columbia, MO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 71 kg (157 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Columbia (COU).

Distance:
312
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
312

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