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Distance between Rochester, NY (ROC) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Rochester to Chicago (Greater Rochester International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 523 miles / 842 kilometers / 455 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 29 minutes.

Driving distance from Rochester (ROC) to Chicago (MDW) is 598 miles / 962 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 44 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Rochester?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 523.048 miles
  • 841.764 kilometers
  • 454.516 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
  • 521.725 miles
  • 839.635 kilometers
  • 453.367 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 Greater Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ROC
ICAO Code: KROC
Coordinates: 43°7′8″N, 77°40′20″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 Rochester and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Rochester.

Time Difference

Rochester, NY

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 102 kg (225 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rochester (ROC) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
523
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
523

Round trip?