Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Sacramento.
Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).
How far is Sacramento from Chicago?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Sacramento. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1790.200 miles
- 2881.048 kilometers
- 1555.642 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
- 1785.802 miles
- 2873.969 kilometers
- 1551.819 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
The time difference between Chicago and Sacramento is 2 hours. Sacramento is 2 hours behind Chicago.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 199 kg (439 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Sacramento (SMF).