Distance from San Francisco to Chicago

Distance is 2993 kilometers or 1860 miles or 1616 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between San Francisco and Chicago

Map - Shortest path between San Francisco and Chicago
  • Location for San Francisco
  • Location for Chicago
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from San Francisco

Latitude: 37° 46' North
Longitude: 122° 26' West
Initial heading:70.2°East-northeastEast-northeast
Final heading:92.9°EastEast
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Heading from Chicago

Latitude: 41° 53' North
Longitude: 87° 38' West
Initial heading:272.9°WestWest
Final heading:250.2°West-southwestWest-southwest
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
San Francisco(U.S.A. - California)Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:14:19 PM
Chicago(U.S.A. - Illinois)Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:14:19 PM

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