Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
How far is Los Angeles from Chicago?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Los Angeles. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1750.465 miles
- 2817.100 kilometers
- 1521.112 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
- 1747.008 miles
- 2811.537 kilometers
- 1518.109 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Chicago.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 196 kg (433 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Los Angeles (LAX).