# 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 43 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
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
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.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 204 kg (449 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Oakland (OAK).

Distance:
1844
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1844

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