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Distance between Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Salt Lake City to Chicago (Salt Lake City International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 1259 miles / 2026 kilometers / 1094 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Chicago (MDW) is 1400 miles / 2253 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 55 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Salt Lake City to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Salt Lake City?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1258.685 miles
  • 2025.657 kilometers
  • 1093.767 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
  • 1255.459 miles
  • 2020.465 kilometers
  • 1090.964 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 Salt Lake City International Airport
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SLC
ICAO Code: KSLC
Coordinates: 40°47′18″N, 111°58′40″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 Salt Lake City and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour ahead of Salt Lake City.

Time Difference

Salt Lake City, UT

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Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 164 kg (362 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Salt Lake City (SLC) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
1259
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1259

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