Distance from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

Distance

927 mi

Time

16 hours 52 mins

Gas Cost

$66 - $129

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There are 835.22 miles from Chicago to New Orleans in south direction and 927 miles (1,491.86 kilometers) by car, following the I-55 route.

Chicago and New Orleans are 16 hours 52 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA. The halfway point is Blytheville, AR.

Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA are in the same time zone (Central Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 11:59 am.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 42.90 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to New Orleans is $107.25.

During the route, an average car will release 840.51 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 35.948859 and -89.880898, or 35º 56' 55.8924" N, 89º 52' 51.2328" W. This location is 463.32 miles away from Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA and it would take approximately 8 hours 26 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Blytheville, AR, situated 466.47 miles from Chicago, IL and 460.69 miles from New Orleans, LA. It would take 8 hours 31 mins to go from Chicago to Blytheville and 8 hours 26 mins to go from New Orleans to Blytheville.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some major cities along the route include Memphis, TN, Metairie, LA and Jackson, MS.


Best Hotels In or Near New Orleans, LA

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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 and New Orleans

Chicago

Rain on Sunday, with temperatures peaking at 75°F on Saturday.

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Clear day Partly cloudy day Clear day Partly cloudy day Rain
68° 48° 69° 51° 69° 54° 75° 55° 75° 60°
8% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 8% Rain probability 15% Rain probability 12% Rain probability
13 224 degrees 14 209 degrees 4 243 degrees 9 178 degrees 15 194 degrees

New Orleans

Light rain on Friday through Monday, with temperatures peaking at 84°F on Saturday.

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Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
77° 61° 80° 67° 82° 68° 83° 72° 84° 74°
7% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 26% Rain probability 32% Rain probability
11 52 degrees 10 67 degrees 10 67 degrees 12 91 degrees 12 122 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 835.22 mi 1,344.15 km 725.79 nautical mi
Driving distance 927 mi 1,491.86 km 805.54 nautical mi

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