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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

Flight distance from Chicago to Milwaukee (Chicago Midway International Airport – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport) is 80 miles / 130 kilometers / 70 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Milwaukee (MKE) is 87 miles / 140 kilometers and travel time by car is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

Chicago – Milwaukee

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80
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130
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70
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How far is Milwaukee from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 80.488 miles
  • 129.532 kilometers
  • 69.942 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
  • 80.568 miles
  • 129.662 kilometers
  • 70.012 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).

How long does it take to fly from Chicago to Milwaukee?

Estimated flight time from Chicago Midway International Airport to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is 39 minutes.

What is the time difference between Chicago and Milwaukee?

There is no time difference between Chicago and Milwaukee.

Flight carbon footprint between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

On average flying from Chicago to Milwaukee generates about 37 kg of CO2 per passenger, 37 kilograms is equal to 81 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Milwaukee

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
City: Milwaukee, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MKE
ICAO Code: KMKE
Coordinates: 42°56′49″N, 87°53′47″W