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

Flight distance from Chicago to Houston (Chicago Midway International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 917 miles / 1476 kilometers / 797 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 14 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Houston (IAH) is 1051 miles / 1691 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 29 minutes.

Chicago – Houston

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917
Miles
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1476
Kilometers
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797
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)
  • 917.398 miles
  • 1476.410 kilometers
  • 797.197 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
  • 918.498 miles
  • 1478.180 kilometers
  • 798.153 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 2 hours 14 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Chicago and Houston.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Houston generates about 145 kg of CO2 per passenger, 145 kilograms is equal to 319 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″W