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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and New York, NY (LGA)

Flight distance from Chicago to New York (Chicago Midway International Airport – New York LaGuardia Airport) is 725 miles / 1167 kilometers / 630 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to New York (LGA) is 800 miles / 1287 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 59 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to New York.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

How far is New York from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 725.075 miles
  • 1166.895 kilometers
  • 630.073 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
  • 723.234 miles
  • 1163.933 kilometers
  • 628.473 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).

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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and New York is 1 hour. New York is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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New York, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 127 kg (281 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → New York (LGA).

Distance:
725
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
725

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