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

Flight distance from Louisville to Chicago (Louisville International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 287 miles / 461 kilometers / 249 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago (ORD) is 319 miles / 513 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 43 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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)
  • 286.510 miles
  • 461.093 kilometers
  • 248.971 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
  • 286.739 miles
  • 461.462 kilometers
  • 249.170 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 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

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

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (148 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Chicago (ORD).

Distance:
287
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
287

Round trip?