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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Oakland, CA (OAK)

Flight distance from Chicago to Oakland (Chicago Midway International Airport – Oakland International Airport) is 1844 miles / 2968 kilometers / 1603 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Oakland (OAK) is 2131 miles / 3429 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 41 minutes.

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).

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 Oakland International Airport
City: Oakland, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: OAK
ICAO Code: KOAK
Coordinates: 37°43′16″N, 122°13′15″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Oakland is 2 hours. Oakland is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CDT

Oakland, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 203 kg (448 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Oakland (OAK).

Distance:
1844
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1844

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