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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Springfield, IL (SPI)

Flight distance from Chicago to Springfield (Chicago Midway International Airport – Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport) is 168 miles / 270 kilometers / 146 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Springfield (SPI) is 191 miles / 307 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 34 minutes.

Chicago – Springfield

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168
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270
Kilometers
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146
Nautical miles

How far is Springfield from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 167.755 miles
  • 269.975 kilometers
  • 145.775 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
  • 167.740 miles
  • 269.951 kilometers
  • 145.762 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 Midway International Airport to Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is 49 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Chicago and Springfield.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Springfield generates about 50 kg of CO2 per passenger, 50 kilograms is equal to 110 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 Springfield

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI).

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 Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
City: Springfield, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SPI
ICAO Code: KSPI
Coordinates: 39°50′38″N, 89°40′40″W