# 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
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

City: Grand Island, NE
Country: 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.

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## 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

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