Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Oakland.
Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).
How far is Oakland from Chicago?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Oakland. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1844.210 miles
- 2967.969 kilometers
- 1602.575 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
- 1839.798 miles
- 2960.868 kilometers
- 1598.741 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
The time difference between Chicago and Oakland is 2 hours. Oakland is 2 hours behind Chicago.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 204 kg (449 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Oakland (OAK).