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Distance between Memphis, TN (MEM) and Chicago, IL (ORD)

Flight distance from Memphis to Chicago (Memphis International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 491 miles / 791 kilometers / 427 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Memphis (MEM) to Chicago (ORD) is 559 miles / 899 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 40 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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)
  • 491.387 miles
  • 790.811 kilometers
  • 427.004 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
  • 492.117 miles
  • 791.986 kilometers
  • 427.638 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 O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″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 97 kg (215 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Memphis (MEM) → Chicago (ORD).

Distance:
491
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
491

Round trip?