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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Flight distance from Chicago to New Orleans (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 837 miles / 1347 kilometers / 727 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to New Orleans (MSY) is 928 miles / 1493 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 1 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to New Orleans.

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

How far is New Orleans from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 836.704 miles
  • 1346.544 kilometers
  • 727.076 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
  • 838.386 miles
  • 1349.252 kilometers
  • 728.538 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Chicago and New Orleans.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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New Orleans, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 138 kg (305 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → New Orleans (MSY).

Distance:
837
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
837

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