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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 37 hours 44 minutes.

Chicago – Fresno

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1738
Miles
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2797
Kilometers
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1510
Nautical miles

How far is Fresno from Chicago?

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

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Chicago to Fresno is 3 hours 47 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Chicago time to Fresno time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Fresno: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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Fresno, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Fresno generates about 195 kg of CO2 per passenger, 195 kilograms is equal to 431 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 Fresno

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

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 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