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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Chicago to Columbia (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 666 miles / 1072 kilometers / 579 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Columbia (CAE) is 801 miles / 1289 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 26 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

How far is Columbia from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 666.382 miles
  • 1072.438 kilometers
  • 579.070 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
  • 666.722 miles
  • 1072.985 kilometers
  • 579.366 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 Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Columbia is 1 hour. Columbia is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Columbia, SC

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 121 kg (266 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Columbia (CAE).

Distance:
666
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
666

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