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

Flight distance from Sacramento to Chicago (Sacramento International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 1781 miles / 2867 kilometers / 1548 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Chicago (ORD) is 2051 miles / 3300 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 14 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Sacramento to Chicago.

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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)
  • 1781.370 miles
  • 2866.836 kilometers
  • 1547.968 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
  • 1776.996 miles
  • 2859.798 kilometers
  • 1544.167 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 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 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 (438 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sacramento (SMF) → Chicago (ORD).

Distance:
1781
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1781

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