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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Chicago to Los Angeles (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1745 miles / 2808 kilometers / 1516 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2028 miles / 3264 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 30 minutes.

Chicago – Los Angeles

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1745
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2808
Kilometers
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1516
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common 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 earth.

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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Chicago to Los Angeles is 3 hours 48 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Chicago time to Los Angeles time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Los Angeles: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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Los Angeles, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Los Angeles generates about 196 kg of CO2 per passenger, 196 kilograms is equal to 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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American Airlines
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