Distance from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI

Distance

284 mi

Time

5 hours 13 mins

Gas Cost

$21 - $41

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There are 237.03 miles from Chicago to Detroit in east direction and 284 miles (457.05 kilometers) by car, following the I-94 route.

Chicago and Detroit are 5 hours 13 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

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

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI is 1 hour. The current time in Chicago is 1:16 pm and the current time in Detroit is 2:16 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 13.13 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 $34.52.

During the route, an average car will release 257.16 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 42.269848 and -85.505637, or 42º 16' 11.4528" N, 85º 30' 20.2932" W. This location is 141.76 miles away from Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI and it would take approximately 2 hours 36 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Comstock, MI, situated 154.09 miles from Chicago, IL and 135.7 miles from Detroit, MI. It would take 2 hours 55 mins to go from Chicago to Comstock and 2 hours 33 mins to go from Detroit to Comstock.

Major Cities Along the Route

The only major city along the route is Ann Arbor, MI.


Best Hotels In or Near Detroit, MI

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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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From $24

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Weather in Chicago and Detroit

Chicago

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

Detroit

Rain on Friday, with temperatures falling to 68°F on Saturday.

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Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Clear day Rain Clear day
89° 69° 78° 66° 71° 56° 69° 57° 68° 55°
13% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 6% Rain probability 30% Rain probability 9% Rain probability
4 198 degrees 7 313 degrees 7 338 degrees 6 326 degrees 6 51 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 237.03 mi 381.46 km 205.97 nautical mi
Driving distance 284 mi 457.05 km 246.79 nautical mi

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