Distance from Chicago, IL to Denver, CO

Distance

1,002 mi

Time

17 hours 41 mins

Gas Cost

$73 - $142

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There are 918.19 miles from Chicago to Denver in west direction and 1,002 miles (1,612.56 kilometers) by car, following the I-80 route.

Chicago and Denver are 17 hours 41 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to Denver, CO. The halfway point is Ashland, NE.

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO is 1 hour. The current time in Chicago is 3:22 pm and the current time in Denver is 2:22 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 46.38 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to Denver is $118.73.

During the route, an average car will release 908.69 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40.983742 and -96.367195, or 40º 59' 1.4712" N, 96º 22' 1.902" W. This location is 500.91 miles away from Chicago, IL and Denver, CO and it would take approximately 8 hours 50 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest city or town to the halfway point is Ashland, NE, situated 494.05 miles from Chicago, IL and 509.07 miles from Denver, CO. It would take 9 hours 6 mins to go from Chicago to Ashland and 8 hours 41 mins to go from Denver to Ashland.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO is Omaha, NE, situated 470.05 miles from Chicago, IL and 535.46 miles from Denver, CO. It would take 8 hours 40 mins to go from Chicago to and 9 hours 10 mins to go from Denver to Omaha.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some other major cities along the route include Thornton, CO,Westminster, CO,Lakewood, CO,Davenport, IA,Des Moines, IA, and Lincoln, NE.

Best Hotels In or Near Denver, CO

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Chicago, IL

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From $14

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From $18

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Weather in Chicago and Denver

Chicago

Rain today, with temperatures rising to 54°F next Saturday.

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99% Rain probability 17% Rain probability 13% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 4% Rain probability
15 344 degrees 14 293 degrees 18 218 degrees 13 269 degrees 8 302 degrees

Denver

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 68°F on Friday.

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Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
43° 27° 51° 30° 52° 35° 54° 38° 64° 38°
29% Rain probability 8% Rain probability 8% Rain probability 6% Rain probability 3% Rain probability
2 328 degrees 4 203 degrees 5 233 degrees 2 190 degrees 4 254 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and Denver, CO in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 918.19 mi 1,477.68 km 797.89 nautical mi
Driving distance 1,002 mi 1.61 km 0.87 nautical mi

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