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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Louisville, KY (SDF)

Flight distance from Chicago to Louisville (Chicago Midway International Airport – Louisville International Airport) is 271 miles / 436 kilometers / 236 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Louisville (SDF) is 300 miles / 483 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 22 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Louisville International Airport (SDF).

How far is Louisville from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 271.166 miles
  • 436.399 kilometers
  • 235.637 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
  • 271.392 miles
  • 436.764 kilometers
  • 235.833 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Louisville is 1 hour. Louisville is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CDT

Louisville, KY

 EDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 65 kg (143 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Louisville (SDF).

Distance:
271
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
271

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