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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Chicago to Sacramento (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 1781 miles / 2867 kilometers / 1548 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Sacramento (SMF) is 2047 miles / 3295 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 7 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

How far is Sacramento from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1781.370 miles
  • 2866.836 kilometers
  • 1547.968 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
  • 1776.996 miles
  • 2859.798 kilometers
  • 1544.167 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 199 kg (438 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
1781
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1781

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