Distance from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA

Distance

2,016 mi

Time

1 day 11 hours

Gas Cost

$144 - $280

Loading Chicago - Los Angeles Route Map

Report an error

There are 1,742.32 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles in southwest direction and 2,016 miles (3,244.44 kilometers) by car, following the I-70 and US-6 route.

Chicago and Los Angeles are 1 day 11 hours far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA. The halfway point is Wiggins, CO.

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA is 2 hours. The current time in Chicago is 4:10 am and the current time in Los Angeles is 2:10 am.

Any questions or tips to share?

Share with fellow travellers any question or tips about the route from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA:



Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 93.33 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to Los Angeles is $233.33.

During the route, an average car will release 1,828.55 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40.195484 and -104.050223, or 40º 11' 43.7424" N, 104º 3' 0.8028" W. This location is 1,007.98 miles away from Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA and it would take approximately 17 hours 34 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Wiggins, CO, situated 937.79 miles from Chicago, IL and 1079.05 miles from Los Angeles, CA. It would take 16 hours 31 mins to go from Chicago to Wiggins and 18 hours 43 mins to go from Los Angeles to Wiggins.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some major cities along the route include Thornton, CO, Westminster, CO, Denver, CO, Arvada, CO, Lakewood, CO, North Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Enterprise, NV, Victorville, CA, Fontana, CA, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Ontario, CA, Pomona, CA, West Covina, CA, El Monte, CA and East Los Angeles, CA.


Best Hotels In or Near Los Angeles, CA

Do you have where to stay when you arrive to Los Angeles, CA? Check out our hotel recommendations:


Lowest Price Rental Cars in Chicago, IL

Planning on renting a car to go from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA? Here there are some offers to rent a car in or near Chicago, IL:

Small

Small cars

From $14

Intermediate

Intermediate cars

From $18

Full-size

Full-size cars

From $24

SUVs

SUVs

From $28

Vans

Vans

From $40


Compare rental car prices in Chicago »

Weather in Chicago and Los Angeles

Chicago

Rain on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures falling to 51°F on Wednesday.

Thu
Oct 19
Fri
Oct 20
Sat
Oct 21
Sun
Oct 22
Mon
Oct 23
Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Wind Rain Rain
67° 55° 75° 56° 73° 59° 67° 59° 67° 56°
8% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 67% Rain probability 81% Rain probability
2 215 degrees 9 182 degrees 14 183 degrees 9 191 degrees 7 195 degrees

Los Angeles

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 99°F on Tuesday.

Thu
Oct 19
Fri
Oct 20
Sat
Oct 21
Sun
Oct 22
Mon
Oct 23
Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Clear day Clear day Clear day
77° 64° 76° 62° 83° 56° 91° 60° 96° 64°
9% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 5% Rain probability 0% Rain probability
3 195 degrees 3 247 degrees 3 4 degrees 4 4 degrees 4 7 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 1,742.32 mi 1.61 km 0.87 nautical mi
Driving distance 2,016 mi 3.22 km 1.74 nautical mi

Road Trip Tips


Please type your origin and destination and pick one of the options.

Origin and destination have to be different.

Distance between and