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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Chicago and Lincoln.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 95 kg (209 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Lincoln (LNK).