Distance from Washington DC to Chicago

Distance is 958 kilometers or 595 miles or 517 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 Washington DC and Chicago

Map - Shortest path between Washington DC and Chicago
  • Location for Washington DC
  • 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 Washington DC

Latitude: 38° 54' North
Longitude: 77° 02' West
Initial heading:293.6°West-northwestWest-northwest
Final heading:286.8°West-northwestWest-northwest
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Heading from Chicago

Latitude: 41° 53' North
Longitude: 87° 38' West
Initial heading:106.8°East-southeastEast-southeast
Final heading:113.6°East-southeastEast-southeast
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LocationLocal time
Washington DC(U.S.A. - District of Columbia)Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:46:00 PM
Chicago(U.S.A. - Illinois)Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:46:00 PM

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