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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and La Crosse, WI (LSE)

Flight distance from Chicago to La Crosse (Chicago Midway International Airport – La Crosse Regional Airport) is 229 miles / 369 kilometers / 199 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to La Crosse (LSE) is 287 miles / 462 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 8 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to La Crosse.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE).

How far is La Crosse from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 229.243 miles
  • 368.930 kilometers
  • 199.206 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
  • 228.961 miles
  • 368.478 kilometers
  • 198.962 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 La Crosse Regional Airport
City: La Crosse, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LSE
ICAO Code: KLSE
Coordinates: 43°52′44″N, 91°15′24″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and La Crosse.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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La Crosse, WI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 59 kg (130 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → La Crosse (LSE).

Distance:
229
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
229

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