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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 300 miles / 483 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 48 minutes.

Louisville – Chicago

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271
Miles
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436
Kilometers
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236
Nautical miles

How far is Chicago from Louisville?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles 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).

How long does it take to fly from Louisville to Chicago?

Estimated flight time from Louisville International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 1 hour 0 minutes.

What is the time difference between Louisville and Chicago?

The time difference between Louisville and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Louisville.
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Flight carbon footprint between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

On average flying from Louisville to Chicago generates about 65 kg of CO2 per passenger, 65 kilograms is equal to 143 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago (MDW)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines