# 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
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
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.

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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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