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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Distance from Chicago to San Francisco (Midway International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1855 miles / 2985 kilometers / 1612 nautical miles.

How far is San Francisco from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1854.540 miles
  • 2984.593 kilometers
  • 1611.551 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
  • 1850.116 miles
  • 2977.473 kilometers
  • 1607.707 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 Midway International Airport (MDW) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 4 hours 0 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 215 kg (473 pounds).

Airport information


A 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 San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Map

Chicago to San Francisco flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → San Francisco (SFO).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1855

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