Distance from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

Distance

694 mi

Time

12 hours 54 mins

Gas Cost

$50 - $96

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There are 593.52 miles from Chicago to Washington in southeast direction and 694 miles (1,116.88 kilometers) by car, following the I-90 route.

Chicago and Washington are 12 hours 54 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC. The halfway point is Olmsted Falls, OH.

Please note the time difference between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC is 1 hour. The current time in Chicago is 5:56 pm and the current time in Washington is 6:56 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 32.12 gallons of gas to cover the route between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Chicago to Washington is $80.30.

During the route, an average car will release 629.33 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC

If you want to meet halfway between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 41.358128 and -81.89811, or 41º 21' 29.2608" N, 81º 53' 53.196" W. This location is 346.91 miles away from Chicago, IL and Washington, DC and it would take approximately 6 hours 27 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Olmsted Falls, OH, situated 328.54 miles from Chicago, IL and 368.64 miles from Washington, DC. It would take 6 hours 1 min to go from Chicago to Olmsted Falls and 7 hours 9 mins to go from Washington to Olmsted Falls.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC is Cleveland, OH, situated 344.01 miles from Chicago, IL and 363.32 miles from Washington, DC. It would take 6 hours 18 mins to go from Chicago to Cleveland and 7 hours 5 mins to go from Washington to Cleveland.

Major Cities Along the Route

The only major city along the route is South Bend, IN.


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Weather in Chicago and Washington

Chicago

Mixed precipitation today and next Sunday, with temperatures falling to 43°F next Sunday.

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Rain Wind Wind Partly cloudy day Wind
68° 54° 62° 53° 53° 42° 48° 40° 58° 39°
92% Rain probability 76% Rain probability 74% Rain probability 42% Rain probability 0% Rain probability
5 192 degrees 6 304 degrees 18 296 degrees 10 292 degrees 5 178 degrees

Washington

Rain on Tuesday and next Sunday, with temperatures falling to 59°F next Sunday.

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Partly cloudy day Fog Rain Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
77° 51° 76° 61° 73° 59° 62° 50° 60° 43°
6% Rain probability 22% Rain probability 97% Rain probability 14% Rain probability 8% Rain probability
4 139 degrees 8 149 degrees 7 182 degrees 7 294 degrees 5 275 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 593.52 mi 955.18 km 515.75 nautical mi
Driving distance 694 mi 1,116.88 km 603.07 nautical mi

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