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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and Chicago, IL (ORD)

Distance from San Diego to Chicago (San Diego International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 1723 miles / 2773 kilometers / 1497 nautical miles.

How far is Chicago from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1723.040 miles
  • 2772.963 kilometers
  • 1497.280 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
  • 1720.000 miles
  • 2768.072 kilometers
  • 1494.639 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is 3 hours 45 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Diego and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of San Diego.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 189 kg (417 pounds).

Airport information


A San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

B 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

San Diego to Chicago flight path

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → Chicago (ORD).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1723

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