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How far is Santa Ana, CA, from Chicago, IL?

The distance between Chicago (Chicago O'Hare International Airport) and Santa Ana (Orange County John Wayne Airport) is 1726 miles / 2777 kilometers / 1500 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 3 hours and 46 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Santa Ana (SNA) is 2011 miles / 3237 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 12 minutes.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Orange County John Wayne Airport

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Distance from Chicago to Santa Ana

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Chicago to Santa Ana. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1725.694 miles
  • 2777.235 kilometers
  • 1499.587 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 1722.397 miles
  • 2771.929 kilometers
  • 1496.722 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).

How long does it take to fly from Chicago to Santa Ana?

The estimated flight time from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Orange County John Wayne Airport is 3 hours and 46 minutes.

What is the time difference between Chicago and Santa Ana?

The time difference between Chicago and Santa Ana is 2 hours. Santa Ana is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Flight carbon footprint between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA)

On average, flying from Chicago to Santa Ana generates about 194 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 194 kilograms equals 429 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 Santa Ana

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA).

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 Orange County John Wayne Airport
City: Santa Ana, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SNA
ICAO Code: KSNA
Coordinates: 33°40′32″N, 117°52′4″W

Airlines flying from Chicago (ORD) to Santa Ana (SNA)

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