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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Oakland, CA (OAK)

Flight distance from Chicago to Oakland (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Oakland International Airport) is 1836 miles / 2954 kilometers / 1595 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Oakland (OAK) is 2131 miles / 3429 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 38 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

How far is Oakland from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1835.763 miles
  • 2954.374 kilometers
  • 1595.234 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
  • 1831.379 miles
  • 2947.318 kilometers
  • 1591.425 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 Oakland International Airport
City: Oakland, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: OAK
ICAO Code: KOAK
Coordinates: 37°43′16″N, 122°13′15″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Oakland is 2 hours. Oakland is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Oakland, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 203 kg (447 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Oakland (OAK).

Distance:
1836
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1836

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