Distance from Houston, TX to Chicago, IL


1,182 mi


17 hours 22 mins

Gas Cost

$80 - $156

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There are 941.88 miles from Houston to Chicago in northeast direction and 1,181.77 miles (1,901.87 kilometers) by car, following the I-57 route.

Houston and Chicago are 17 hours 22 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Houston, TX to Chicago, IL. The halfway point is Finding halfway point from Houston, TX to Chicago, IL.

Houston, TX and Chicago, IL are in the same time zone (CDT). Current time in both locations is 12:11 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 54.71 gallons of gas to cover the route between Houston, TX and Chicago, IL.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Houston to Chicago is $129.67.

During the route, an average car will release 1,071.91 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Houston, TX

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Weather in Houston, TX and Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures bottoming out at 89°F on Tuesday.

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Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain
89° 75° 89° 75° 89° 74° 90° 72° 90° 79°
52% Rain probability 39% Rain probability 36% Rain probability 22% Rain probability 31% Rain probability
6 85 degrees 6 88 degrees 6 101 degrees 8 134 degrees 9 160 degrees

Chicago, IL

Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 78°F on Thursday.

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Jun 29
Rain Rain Clear day Rain Rain
69° 57° 68° 57° 73° 57° 76° 61° 78° 68°
36% Rain probability 29% Rain probability 0% Rain probability 50% Rain probability 64% Rain probability
12 283 degrees 13 300 degrees 4 265 degrees 17 196 degrees 15 229 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Houston, TX and Chicago, IL in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 941.88 mi 1,515.81 km 818.47 nautical mi
Driving distance 1,181.77 mi 1.61 km 0.87 nautical mi

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