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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Kansas City, MO (MCI)

Flight distance from Chicago to Kansas City (Chicago Midway International Airport – Kansas City International Airport) is 405 miles / 651 kilometers / 352 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) is 503 miles / 810 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 58 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Kansas City.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

How far is Kansas City from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 404.511 miles
  • 650.997 kilometers
  • 351.510 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
  • 403.770 miles
  • 649.806 kilometers
  • 350.867 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 Kansas City International Airport
City: Kansas City, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MCI
ICAO Code: KMCI
Coordinates: 39°17′51″N, 94°42′50″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Kansas City.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Kansas City, MO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 85 kg (186 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Kansas City (MCI).

Distance:
405
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
405

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