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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Birmingham, AL (BHM)

Flight distance from Chicago to Birmingham (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport) is 584 miles / 940 kilometers / 507 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 36 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Birmingham (BHM) is 679 miles / 1093 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 52 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM).

How far is Birmingham from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 583.806 miles
  • 939.545 kilometers
  • 507.313 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
  • 584.842 miles
  • 941.212 kilometers
  • 508.214 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 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

B Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport
City: Birmingham, AL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BHM
ICAO Code: KBHM
Coordinates: 33°33′46″N, 86°45′12″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and Birmingham.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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Birmingham, AL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 111 kg (244 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Birmingham (BHM).

Distance:
584
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
584

Round trip?