Distance from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI

Distance

284 mi

Time

4 hours 18 mins

Gas Cost

$19 - $37

There are 237.30 miles from Chicago to Detroit in east direction and 283.99 miles by car, following the Calculating route from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI route.

Chicago and Detroit are 4 hours 18 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI. The halfway point is Finding halfway point from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI.

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI is 1 hour. The current time in Chicago is 2:45 pm and the current time in Detroit is 3:45 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 13.15 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to Detroit is 31.16.

During the route, an average car will release 257.59 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


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Weather in Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI

Chicago, IL

Rain today through Tuesday, with temperatures rising to 70°F on Saturday.

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Rain Partly cloudy day Rain Rain Rain
64° 54° 68° 52° 69° 54° 70° 58° 69° 56°
60% 1% 87% 80% 80%
11 5 degrees 11 336 degrees 4 78 degrees 6 44 degrees 8 327 degrees

Detroit, MI

Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 82°F on Saturday.

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Rain Rain Partly cloudy day Rain Rain
71° 57° 70° 59° 72° 57° 82° 57° 80° 61°
67% 74% 39% 67% 67%
9 67 degrees 5 47 degrees 6 292 degrees 3 122 degrees 6 210 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 237.30 mi 381.90 km 206.21 nautical mi
Driving distance 283.99 mi 457.04 km 246.78 nautical mi

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