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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Fresno, CA (FAT)

Flight distance from Chicago to Fresno (Chicago Midway International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport) is 1738 miles / 2797 kilometers / 1510 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Fresno (FAT) is 2137 miles / 3439 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 28 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT).

How far is Fresno from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Fresno. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1737.781 miles
  • 2796.688 kilometers
  • 1510.091 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
  • 1733.789 miles
  • 2790.263 kilometers
  • 1506.621 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 Fresno Yosemite International Airport
City: Fresno, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FAT
ICAO Code: KFAT
Coordinates: 36°46′34″N, 119°43′4″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Fresno is 2 hours. Fresno is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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Fresno, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 195 kg (431 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Fresno (FAT).

Distance:
1738
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1738

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