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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from Chicago, IL?

The distance between Chicago (Chicago O'Hare International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 1745 miles / 2808 kilometers / 1516 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2029 miles / 3265 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 32 minutes.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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1745
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2808
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Distance from Chicago to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Chicago to Los Angeles. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1744.573 miles
  • 2807.618 kilometers
  • 1515.993 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 1741.157 miles
  • 2802.120 kilometers
  • 1513.024 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).

How long does it take to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

What is the time difference between Chicago and Los Angeles?

The time difference between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Flight carbon footprint between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from Chicago to Los Angeles generates about 196 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 196 kilograms equals 432 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Airlines flying from Chicago (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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