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

The distance between Louisville (Louisville International Airport) and Chicago (Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 287 miles / 461 kilometers / 249 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago (ORD) is 318 miles / 512 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 6 hours 11 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)
• 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 planet.

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).

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

The estimated flight time from Louisville International Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport is 1 hour and 2 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

On average, flying from Louisville to Chicago generates about 67 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 67 kilograms equals 148 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 O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

## 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 O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″W