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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Reno, NV (RNO)

Flight distance from Chicago to Reno (Chicago Midway International Airport – Reno–Tahoe International Airport) is 1680 miles / 2704 kilometers / 1460 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 40 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Reno (RNO) is 1911 miles / 3076 kilometers and travel time by car is about 30 hours 42 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Reno.

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

How far is Reno from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1680.382 miles
  • 2704.312 kilometers
  • 1460.212 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
  • 1676.177 miles
  • 2697.546 kilometers
  • 1456.558 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 Reno–Tahoe International Airport
City: Reno, NV
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RNO
ICAO Code: KRNO
Coordinates: 39°29′56″N, 119°46′4″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Reno, NV

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 191 kg (422 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Reno (RNO).

Distance:
1680
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1680

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