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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Distance from Midway International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 1750 miles / 2817 kilometers / 1521 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Midway International Airport (MDW) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 3 hours 48 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

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Airport information


A 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 Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Map

Flight map from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Los Angeles (LAX).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1750

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