# Distance between Memphis, TN (MEM) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Memphis to Chicago (Memphis International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 480 miles / 773 kilometers / 418 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Memphis (MEM) to Chicago (MDW) is 533 miles / 858 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 14 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Memphis to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

## How far is Chicago from Memphis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 480.496 miles
• 773.284 kilometers
• 417.540 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
• 481.196 miles
• 774.410 kilometers
• 418.148 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 Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″W

B Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Memphis and Chicago.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 96 kg (211 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Memphis (MEM) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
480
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
480

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