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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Chicago to Sacramento (Chicago Midway International Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 1790 miles / 2881 kilometers / 1556 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 53 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Sacramento (SMF) is 2048 miles / 3296 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 12 minutes.

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).

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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Sacramento is 2 hours. Sacramento is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CDT

Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 199 kg (439 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
1790
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1790

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