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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 33 hours 16 minutes.

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).

How far is Chicago from Sacramento?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Sacramento 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).

Airport information


A 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

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 Sacramento and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Sacramento.

Time Difference

Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 199 kg (439 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sacramento (SMF) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
1790
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1790

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