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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Louisville to Chicago (Louisville International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 271 miles / 436 kilometers / 236 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago (MDW) is 301 miles / 484 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 23 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 271.166 miles
  • 436.399 kilometers
  • 235.637 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
  • 271.392 miles
  • 436.764 kilometers
  • 235.833 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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 Louisville and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

 EST

Chicago, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 65 kg (143 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
271
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
271

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