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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Memphis, TN (MEM)

Flight distance from Chicago to Memphis (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Memphis International Airport) is 491 miles / 791 kilometers / 427 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Memphis (MEM) is 556 miles / 895 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 14 minutes.

Chicago – Memphis

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491
Miles
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791
Kilometers
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427
Nautical miles

How far is Memphis from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 491.387 miles
  • 790.811 kilometers
  • 427.004 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
  • 492.117 miles
  • 791.986 kilometers
  • 427.638 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 O'Hare International Airport to Memphis International Airport is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Chicago and Memphis.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Memphis generates about 97 kg of CO2 per passenger, 97 kilograms is equal to 215 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 Memphis

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Memphis International Airport (MEM).

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 Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″W

Airlines flying from Chicago (ORD) to Memphis (MEM)

American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines