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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Denver, CO (DEN)

Flight distance from Chicago to Denver (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Denver International Airport) is 888 miles / 1430 kilometers / 772 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 10 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Denver (DEN) is 995 miles / 1602 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 41 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Denver International Airport (DEN).

How far is Denver from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 888.265 miles
  • 1429.525 kilometers
  • 771.882 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
  • 886.090 miles
  • 1426.024 kilometers
  • 769.991 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 Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Denver is 1 hour. Denver is 1 hour behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CDT

Denver, CO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 143 kg (314 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Denver (DEN).

Distance:
888
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
888

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