Air Miles Calculator

Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Grand Island, NE (GRI)

Flight distance from Chicago to Grand Island (Chicago Midway International Airport – Central Nebraska Regional Airport) is 551 miles / 887 kilometers / 479 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 32 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Grand Island (GRI) is 611 miles / 983 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 34 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Grand Island.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI).

How far is Grand Island from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 551.313 miles
  • 887.252 kilometers
  • 479.078 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
  • 549.913 miles
  • 884.999 kilometers
  • 477.861 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 Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City: Grand Island, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GRI
ICAO Code: KGRI
Coordinates: 40°58′2″N, 98°18′34″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Grand Island.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Grand Island, NE

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 106 kg (234 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Grand Island (GRI).

Distance:
551
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
551

Round trip?