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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

Flight distance from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale (Chicago Midway International Airport – Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport) is 1166 miles / 1877 kilometers / 1014 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 42 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is 1358 miles / 2185 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 29 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

How far is Fort Lauderdale from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1166.493 miles
  • 1877.288 kilometers
  • 1013.654 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
  • 1168.607 miles
  • 1880.690 kilometers
  • 1015.492 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 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FLL
ICAO Code: KFLL
Coordinates: 26°4′21″N, 80°9′9″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour. Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 160 kg (353 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

Distance:
1166
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1166

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