# How far is Chicago, IL, from Louisville, KY?

The distance between Louisville (Louisville International Airport) and Chicago (Chicago Midway International Airport) is 271 miles / 436 kilometers / 236 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago (MDW) is 300 miles / 483 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 5 hours 48 minutes.

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## Distance from Louisville to Chicago

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Louisville to Chicago. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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?

The estimated flight time from Louisville International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

## 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, and 65 kilograms equals 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

See the map of the 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
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
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W