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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight distance from Chicago to Houston (Chicago Midway International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 937 miles / 1508 kilometers / 814 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Houston (HOU) is 1072 miles / 1726 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 58 minutes.

Chicago – Houston

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937
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1508
Kilometers
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814
Nautical miles

How far is Houston from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 936.958 miles
  • 1507.888 kilometers
  • 814.194 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
  • 938.150 miles
  • 1509.807 kilometers
  • 815.230 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 Midway International Airport to Houston William P. Hobby Airport is 2 hours 16 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Chicago and Houston.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Houston generates about 146 kg of CO2 per passenger, 146 kilograms is equal to 323 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 Houston

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

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 Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

Airlines flying from Chicago (MDW) to Houston (HOU)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines