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Distance between West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from West Palm Beach to Chicago (Palm Beach International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 1128 miles / 1816 kilometers / 980 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 38 minutes.

Driving distance from West Palm Beach (PBI) to Chicago (MDW) is 1284 miles / 2066 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 40 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from West Palm Beach to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from West Palm Beach?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1128.303 miles
  • 1815.827 kilometers
  • 980.468 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
  • 1130.243 miles
  • 1818.950 kilometers
  • 982.155 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 Palm Beach International Airport
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PBI
ICAO Code: KPBI
Coordinates: 26°40′59″N, 80°5′44″W

B Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between West Palm Beach and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind West Palm Beach.

Time Difference

West Palm Beach, FL

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 158 kg (349 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

West Palm Beach (PBI) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
1128
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1128

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