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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Chicago and Columbia.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 71 kg (157 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Columbia (COU).