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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Louisville, KY (SDF)

Flight distance from Chicago to Louisville (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Louisville International Airport) is 287 miles / 461 kilometers / 249 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Louisville (SDF) is 318 miles / 511 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 3 minutes.

Chicago – Louisville

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287
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461
Kilometers
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249
Nautical miles

How far is Louisville from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 286.510 miles
  • 461.093 kilometers
  • 248.971 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
  • 286.739 miles
  • 461.462 kilometers
  • 249.170 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 Louisville is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Louisville is 1 hour. Louisville is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Chicago time to Louisville time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Louisville: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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Louisville, KY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Louisville generates about 67 kg of CO2 per passenger, 67 kilograms is equal to 148 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 Louisville

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Louisville International Airport (SDF).

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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″W

Airlines flying from Chicago (ORD) to Louisville (SDF)

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