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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Chicago and Rochester.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (147 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Rochester (RST).