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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 42 minutes.

Chicago – Louisville

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271
Miles
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436
Kilometers
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236
Nautical miles

How far is Louisville from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Chicago to Louisville is 1 hour 0 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Chicago time to Louisville time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Louisville: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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Louisville, KY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Louisville generates about 65 kg of CO2 per passenger, 65 kilograms is equal to 143 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Chicago (MDW) to Louisville (SDF)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines