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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 35 hours 21 minutes.

Sacramento – Chicago

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1781
Miles
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2867
Kilometers
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1548
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)
  • 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Sacramento International Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport is 3 hours 52 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Sacramento and Chicago is 2 hours. Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Sacramento.
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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 438 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 O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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 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

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

United Airlines