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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Richmond to Chicago (Richmond International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 629 miles / 1013 kilometers / 547 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 41 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Chicago (MDW) is 805 miles / 1295 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 14 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 629.315 miles
  • 1012.784 kilometers
  • 546.860 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
  • 628.308 miles
  • 1011.164 kilometers
  • 545.985 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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 Richmond and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 116 kg (257 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
629
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
629

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