Distance from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH

Distance

317 mi

Time

6 hours 22 mins

Gas Cost

$24 - $46

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There are 275.62 miles from Chicago to Columbus in southeast direction and 317 miles (510.16 kilometers) by car, following the US-30 and IN 2 route.

Chicago and Columbus are 6 hours 22 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH. The halfway point is Arcola, IN.

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH is 1 hour. The current time in Chicago is 4:07 am and the current time in Columbus is 5:07 am.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 14.66 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to Columbus is $38.55.

During the route, an average car will release 287.16 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 41.125622 and -85.211734, or 41º 7' 32.2392" N, 85º 12' 42.2424" W. This location is 158.30 miles away from Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH and it would take approximately 3 hours 11 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Arcola, IN, situated 152 miles from Chicago, IL and 164.85 miles from Columbus, OH. It would take 3 hours 5 mins to go from Chicago to Arcola and 3 hours 25 mins to go from Columbus to Arcola.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH is Fort Wayne, IN, situated 161.02 miles from Chicago, IL and 155.88 miles from Columbus, OH. It would take 3 hours 13 mins to go from Chicago to Fort Wayne and 3 hours 10 mins to go from Columbus to Fort Wayne.


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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Chicago, IL

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Small cars

From $14

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From $18

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From $24

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From $28

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Weather in Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH

Chicago, IL

Light rain today and tomorrow, with temperatures falling to 68°F on Friday.

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Rain Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
88° 73° 75° 64° 73° 60° 68° 61° 70° 60°
28% Rain probability 14% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 8% Rain probability 8% Rain probability
5 219 degrees 12 338 degrees 8 326 degrees 12 343 degrees 9 90 degrees

Columbus, OH

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 74°F on Saturday.

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Clear day Clear day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Clear day
92° 67° 88° 69° 75° 60° 75° 54° 74° 56°
12% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 6% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 6% Rain probability
0 282 degrees 7 323 degrees 9 354 degrees 5 310 degrees 8 42 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 275.62 mi 443.57 km 239.51 nautical mi
Driving distance 317 mi 510.16 km 275.47 nautical mi

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