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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 534 miles / 860 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 16 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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Memphis, TN

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 96 kg (212 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

Round trip?