Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Lincoln, NE (LNK)

Flight distance from Chicago to Lincoln (Chicago Midway International Airport – Lincoln Airport (Nebraska)) is 473 miles / 761 kilometers / 411 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 23 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Lincoln (LNK) is 518 miles / 833 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 1 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Lincoln.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Lincoln Airport (Nebraska) (LNK).

How far is Lincoln from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 472.790 miles
• 760.881 kilometers
• 410.843 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
• 471.605 miles
• 758.975 kilometers
• 409.814 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
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

City: Lincoln, NE
Country: United States
IATA Code: LNK
ICAO Code: KLNK
Coordinates: 40°51′3″N, 96°45′33″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Lincoln.

CDT

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 95 kg (209 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Lincoln (LNK).

Distance:
473
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
473

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