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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Sacramento to Chicago (Sacramento International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 1790 miles / 2881 kilometers / 1556 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 53 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Chicago (MDW) is 2050 miles / 3299 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 24 minutes.

Sacramento – Chicago

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1790
Miles
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2881
Kilometers
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1556
Nautical miles

How far is Chicago from Sacramento?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1790.200 miles
  • 2881.048 kilometers
  • 1555.642 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
  • 1785.802 miles
  • 2873.969 kilometers
  • 1551.819 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Sacramento to Chicago is 3 hours 53 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Sacramento and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Sacramento.

Sacramento time to Chicago time converter

Time in Sacramento: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Chicago: 00:00

Current local times

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Sacramento to Chicago generates about 199 kg of CO2 per passenger, 199 kilograms is equal to 439 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Sacramento to Chicago

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Airport information

Origin Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Sacramento (SMF) to Chicago (MDW)

Southwest Airlines