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Distance between Phoenix, AZ (PHX) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Phoenix to Chicago (Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 1444 miles / 2324 kilometers / 1255 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 14 minutes.

Driving distance from Phoenix (PHX) to Chicago (MDW) is 1735 miles / 2792 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 33 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Phoenix?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1443.805 miles
  • 2323.579 kilometers
  • 1254.632 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
  • 1441.366 miles
  • 2319.654 kilometers
  • 1252.513 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City: Phoenix, AZ
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHX
ICAO Code: KPHX
Coordinates: 33°26′3″N, 112°0′43″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 Phoenix and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Phoenix.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 176 kg (388 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Phoenix (PHX) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
1444
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1444

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