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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Rochester, MN (RST)

Flight distance from Chicago to Rochester (Chicago Midway International Airport – Rochester International Airport) is 282 miles / 454 kilometers / 245 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Rochester (RST) is 357 miles / 575 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 19 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Rochester International Airport (RST).

How far is Rochester from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 282.086 miles
  • 453.973 kilometers
  • 245.126 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
  • 281.609 miles
  • 453.206 kilometers
  • 244.712 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 Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RST
ICAO Code: KRST
Coordinates: 43°54′29″N, 92°30′0″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Rochester.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Rochester, MN

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (147 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Rochester (RST).

Distance:
282
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
282

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