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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Zurich (ZRH)

Flight distance from Chicago to Zurich (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Zurich Airport) is 4443 miles / 7150 kilometers / 3861 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 8 hours 54 minutes.

Map of flight path from Chicago to Zurich.

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Zurich Airport (ZRH).

How far is Zurich from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 4442.909 miles
  • 7150.169 kilometers
  • 3860.783 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
  • 4430.830 miles
  • 7130.729 kilometers
  • 3850.286 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 Zurich Airport
City: Zurich
Country: Switzerland Flag of Switzerland
IATA Code: ZRH
ICAO Code: LSZH
Coordinates: 47°27′52″N, 8°32′57″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Zurich is 7 hours. Zurich is 7 hours ahead of Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CDT

Zurich

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 519 kg (1 144 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Zurich (ZRH).

Distance:
4443
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
4443

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