The flight distance from San Diego, California to Chicago, Illinois is:

1,734 miles / 2 791 km

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Distance from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL

The total distance from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL is 1,734 miles.

This is equivalent to 2 791 kilometers or 1,507 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in San Diego, California.
It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

Your flight direction from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL is Northeast (60 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to fly from San Diego, CA to Chicago, IL. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies"). It uses the great circle formula to compute the total travel mileage.

San Diego, California

City: San Diego
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

Flight distance calculator

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