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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 51 minutes.

Memphis – Chicago

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480
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773
Kilometers
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418
Nautical miles

How far is Chicago from Memphis?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles 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).

How long does it take to fly from Memphis to Chicago?

Estimated flight time from Memphis International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 1 hour 24 minutes.

What is the time difference between Memphis and Chicago?

There is no time difference between Memphis and Chicago.

Flight carbon footprint between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

On average flying from Memphis to Chicago generates about 96 kg of CO2 per passenger, 96 kilograms is equal to 211 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″W
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Memphis (MEM) to Chicago (MDW)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines