The distance from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport is:

545 miles / 877 km driving

468 miles / 754 km flying

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Distance from BUF to MDW

The total driving distance from BUF to MDW is 545 miles or 877 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from BUF to MDW is 468 miles.

This is equivalent to 754 kilometers or 407 nautical miles.

Your trip begins at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York. It ends at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

Your flight direction from BUF to MDW is West (-97 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from BUF to MDW. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies") and the driving distance if the route is drivable. It uses all this data to compute the total travel mileage.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

IATA: BUF
ICAO: KBUF
FAA: BUF
City: Buffalo
State: New York
Zip code: 14225
Country: United States
Category: airports

Chicago Midway International Airport

IATA: MDW
ICAO: KMDW
FAA: MDW
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Zip code: 60638
Country: United States
Category: airports

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