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

Flight distance from Salt Lake City to Chicago (Salt Lake City International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 1250 miles / 2011 kilometers / 1086 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 51 minutes.

Driving distance from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Chicago (ORD) is 1402 miles / 2256 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 56 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 O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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)
  • 1249.772 miles
  • 2011.313 kilometers
  • 1086.022 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
  • 1246.569 miles
  • 2006.158 kilometers
  • 1083.238 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 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 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 163 kg (360 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Salt Lake City (SLC) → Chicago (ORD).

Air miles:
1250
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1250

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