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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Columbus, OH (CMH)

Flight distance from Chicago to Columbus (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – John Glenn Columbus International Airport) is 296 miles / 476 kilometers / 257 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) is 341 miles / 549 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 41 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

How far is Columbus from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 295.539 miles
  • 475.624 kilometers
  • 256.816 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
  • 295.026 miles
  • 474.798 kilometers
  • 256.370 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 John Glenn Columbus International Airport
City: Columbus, OH
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CMH
ICAO Code: KCMH
Coordinates: 39°59′52″N, 82°53′30″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CDT

Columbus, OH

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 66 kg (145 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Columbus (CMH).

Distance:
296
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
296

Round trip?