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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Washington D.C. (IAD)

Distance from Chicago to Washington D.C. (Chicago Midway International Airport – Washington Dulles International Airport) is 577 miles / 929 kilometers / 502 nautical miles.

How far is Washington D.C. from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Washington D.C.. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 577.259 miles
  • 929.008 kilometers
  • 501.624 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
  • 576.064 miles
  • 927.085 kilometers
  • 500.586 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 (MDW) to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 1 hour 35 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Washington D.C. is 1 hour. Washington D.C. is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 110 kg (242 pounds).

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 Washington Dulles International Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAD
ICAO Code: KIAD
Coordinates: 38°56′40″N, 77°27′20″W

Chicago to Washington D.C. flight path

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Washington D.C. (IAD).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
577

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