Distance between Chicago IL and Los Angeles CA

The distance from Chicago to Los Angeles is 2,015 miles by road including 2,014 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 30 hours and 25 minutes and goes through Davenport, Iowa City, Omaha, Lincoln, North Platte, Denver and Vail.

There are tolls on the route.
Shortest distance by air 1,743 mi ✈️
Car route length 2,015.1 mi 🚗
Driving time 30 h 25 min
Fuel amount 68.5 gal
Fuel cost 272.8 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Chicago 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 290 IL 110 170 mi, 2 h 36 min
Davenport 170 mi 2:36 2 h 36 min 5.6 gal
I 80 50 mi, 44 min
Iowa City 219 mi 3:20 3 h 20 min 7.4 gal
I 80 250 mi, 3 h 44 min
Omaha 470 mi 7:05 7 h 05 min 15.8 gal
I 80 48 mi, 43 min
Lincoln 518 mi 7:49 7 h 49 min 17.5 gal
I 80 231 mi, 3 h 23 min
North Platte 749 mi 11:12 11 h 12 min 25.1 gal
I 80 I 76 253 mi, 3 h 43 min
Denver 1,001 mi 14:56 14 h 56 min 34.0 gal
I 76 I 70 95 mi, 1 h 32 min
Vail 1,096 mi 16:29 16 h 29 min 37.2 gal
I 70 536 mi, 8 h 09 min
St. George 1,632 mi 24:38 24 h 38 min 55.3 gal
I 15 107 mi, 1 h 36 min
North Las Vegas 1,739 mi 26:15 26 h 15 min 58.9 gal
I 15 9 mi, 07 min
Las Vegas 1,747 mi 26:23 26 h 23 min 59.4 gal
I 15 189 mi, 2 h 47 min
Victorville 1,936 mi 29:10 29 h 10 min 65.6 gal
I 15 28 mi, 24 min
Fontana 1,964 mi 29:35 29 h 35 min 66.8 gal
I 15 5 mi, 04 min
Rancho Cucamonga 1,969 mi 29:39 29 h 39 min 66.8 gal
I 15 9 mi, 08 min
Ontario 1,978 mi 29:48 29 h 48 min 67.1 gal
I 10 9 mi, 08 min
Pomona 1,987 mi 29:56 29 h 56 min 67.5 gal
I 10 8 mi, 07 min
West Covina 1,996 mi 30:04 30 h 04 min 67.8 gal
I 10 7 mi, 06 min
El Monte 2,003 mi 30:11 30 h 11 min 68.1 gal
I 10 I 10S 3 mi, 03 min
Rosemead 2,006 mi 30:14 30 h 14 min 68.2 gal
I 10S 1 mi, 01 min
San Gabriel 2,008 mi 30:15 30 h 15 min 68.3 gal
I 10S 2 mi, 02 min
Alhambra 2,010 mi 30:17 30 h 17 min 68.3 gal
I 10S 7 mi, 08 min
Los Angeles 2,016 mi 30:25 30 h 25 min 68.4 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Chicago 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 290 11 mi, 12 min
Forest Park 11 mi 0:12 12 min 0.3 gal
I 290 2 mi, 02 min
Bellwood 14 mi 0:14 14 min 0.4 gal
I 290 1 mi, 01 min
Hillside 15 mi 0:16 16 min 0.5 gal
IL 110 I 88 6 mi, 05 min
Lombard 20 mi 0:21 21 min 0.6 gal
I 88 6 mi, 05 min
Lisle 26 mi 0:27 27 min 0.8 gal
I 88 3 mi, 03 min
Warrenville 29 mi 0:30 30 min 1.0 gal
I 88 9 mi, 08 min
North Aurora 39 mi 0:39 39 min 1.3 gal
I 88 12 mi, 10 min
Kaneville 50 mi 0:50 50 min 1.6 gal
I 88 9 mi, 07 min
DeKalb 59 mi 0:57 57 min 1.8 gal
I 88 31 mi, 27 min
Flagg 90 mi 1:25 1 h 25 min 2.8 gal
I 88 16 mi, 13 min
Dixon 106 mi 1:38 1 h 38 min 3.4 gal
I 88 49 mi, 43 min
East Moline 155 mi 2:22 2 h 22 min 5.1 gal
IL 92 I 80 9 mi, 07 min
Bettendorf 163 mi 2:30 2 h 30 min 5.5 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Davenport 170 mi 2:36 2 h 36 min 5.6 gal
I 80 41 mi, 36 min
West Branch 211 mi 3:12 3 h 12 min 7.1 gal
I 80 9 mi, 07 min
Iowa City 219 mi 3:20 3 h 20 min 7.4 gal
I 80 4 mi, 04 min
Coralville 224 mi 3:24 3 h 24 min 7.5 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Parkview Mobile Home Park 231 mi 3:31 3 h 31 min 7.7 gal
I 80 18 mi, 15 min
Gonoa Bluff 249 mi 3:46 3 h 46 min 8.3 gal
I 80 50 mi, 43 min
Newton 299 mi 4:30 4 h 30 min 10.1 gal
I 80 24 mi, 20 min
Altoona 322 mi 4:51 4 h 51 min 10.9 gal
I 80 4 mi, 04 min
Ankeny 326 mi 4:55 4 h 55 min 11.1 gal
I 80 1 mi, 00 min
Swanwood 327 mi 4:56 4 h 56 min 11.1 gal
I 80 9 mi, 08 min
Urbandale 336 mi 5:04 5 h 04 min 11.3 gal
I 80 3 mi, 03 min
Clive 340 mi 5:07 5 h 07 min 11.6 gal
I 80 3 mi, 02 min
West Des Moines 343 mi 5:10 5 h 10 min 11.6 gal
I 80 4 mi, 03 min
Waukee 347 mi 5:14 5 h 14 min 11.8 gal
I 80 6 mi, 05 min
De Soto 353 mi 5:19 5 h 19 min 12.0 gal
I 80 6 mi, 04 min
Garretville 359 mi 5:24 5 h 24 min 12.1 gal
I 80 19 mi, 17 min
Casey 378 mi 5:41 5 h 41 min 12.5 gal
I 80 62 mi, 54 min
Neola 440 mi 6:36 6 h 36 min 14.9 gal
I 80 5 mi, 04 min
Underwood 445 mi 6:40 6 h 40 min 15.0 gal
I 80 12 mi, 11 min
Council Bluffs 457 mi 6:52 6 h 52 min 15.3 gal
I 80 12 mi, 12 min
Omaha 470 mi 7:04 7 h 04 min 15.8 gal
I 80 7 mi, 07 min
Chalco 477 mi 7:12 7 h 12 min 16.2 gal
I 80 30 mi, 26 min
Waverly 507 mi 7:38 7 h 38 min 17.2 gal
I 80 11 mi, 10 min
Lincoln 518 mi 7:48 7 h 48 min 17.5 gal
I 80 43 mi, 38 min
York 562 mi 8:27 8 h 27 min 19.0 gal
I 80 25 mi, 22 min
Aurora 587 mi 8:49 8 h 49 min 19.9 gal
I 80 162 mi, 2 h 22 min
North Platte 749 mi 11:12 11 h 12 min 25.1 gal
I 80 39 mi, 33 min
Ogallala 787 mi 11:46 11 h 46 min 26.5 gal
I 80 I 76 91 mi, 1 h 20 min
Sterling 878 mi 13:06 13 h 06 min 29.8 gal
I 76 35 mi, 30 min
Brush 913 mi 13:37 13 h 37 min 31.0 gal
I 76 7 mi, 06 min
Fort Morgan 920 mi 13:43 13 h 43 min 31.2 gal
I 76 3 mi, 02 min
Log Lane Village 923 mi 13:46 13 h 46 min 31.4 gal
I 76 36 mi, 31 min
Keenesburg 959 mi 14:18 14 h 18 min 32.4 gal
I 76 7 mi, 06 min
Roy 966 mi 14:24 14 h 24 min 32.8 gal
I 76 6 mi, 04 min
Hudson 972 mi 14:29 14 h 29 min 32.9 gal
I 76 6 mi, 05 min
Lochbuie 978 mi 14:34 14 h 34 min 33.2 gal
I 76 16 mi, 13 min
Thornton 993 mi 14:48 14 h 48 min 33.7 gal
I 76 8 mi, 07 min
Denver 1,001 mi 14:55 14 h 55 min 34.0 gal
I 76 4 mi, 03 min
Wheat Ridge 1,005 mi 14:58 14 h 58 min 34.1 gal
I 70 4 mi, 03 min
Lakewood 1,009 mi 15:02 15 h 02 min 34.3 gal
I 70 21 mi, 20 min
Idaho Springs 1,030 mi 15:23 15 h 23 min 35.0 gal
I 70 5 mi, 05 min
Dumont 1,036 mi 15:28 15 h 28 min 35.2 gal
I 70 2 mi, 01 min
Downieville 1,037 mi 15:29 15 h 29 min 35.3 gal
I 70 1 mi, 00 min
Lawson 1,038 mi 15:30 15 h 30 min 35.3 gal
I 70 6 mi, 04 min
Georgetown 1,044 mi 15:35 15 h 35 min 35.5 gal
I 70 1 mi, 01 min
Silver Plume 1,045 mi 15:37 15 h 37 min 35.5 gal
I 70 3 mi, 03 min
Bakerville 1,049 mi 15:40 15 h 40 min 35.6 gal
I 70 17 mi, 16 min
Silverthorne 1,065 mi 15:56 15 h 56 min 36.2 gal
I 70 4 mi, 04 min
Frisco 1,070 mi 16:00 16 h 00 min 36.4 gal
I 70 8 mi, 08 min
Wheeler Junction 1,078 mi 16:09 16 h 09 min 36.6 gal
I 70 13 mi, 13 min
Bighorn 1,091 mi 16:22 16 h 22 min 37.1 gal
I 70 5 mi, 05 min
Vail 1,096 mi 16:28 16 h 28 min 37.2 gal
I 70 5 mi, 05 min
Dowds Junction 1,102 mi 16:33 16 h 33 min 37.4 gal
I 70 4 mi, 04 min
Avon 1,106 mi 16:38 16 h 38 min 37.5 gal
I 70 11 mi, 11 min
Wolcott 1,117 mi 16:49 16 h 49 min 37.9 gal
I 70 7 mi, 08 min
Eagle 1,123 mi 16:57 16 h 57 min 38.1 gal
I 70 9 mi, 11 min
Gypsum 1,133 mi 17:09 17 h 09 min 38.4 gal
I 70 7 mi, 07 min
Dotsero 1,139 mi 17:16 17 h 16 min 38.7 gal
I 70 18 mi, 17 min
Glenwood Springs 1,158 mi 17:34 17 h 34 min 39.3 gal
I 70 5 mi, 04 min
Chacra 1,162 mi 17:39 17 h 39 min 39.5 gal
I 70 7 mi, 06 min
New Castle 1,170 mi 17:45 17 h 45 min 39.6 gal
I 70 12 mi, 11 min
Rifle 1,182 mi 17:57 17 h 57 min 40.1 gal
I 70 10 mi, 08 min
Rulison 1,192 mi 18:05 18 h 05 min 40.4 gal
I 70 6 mi, 05 min
Parachute 1,199 mi 18:11 18 h 11 min 40.7 gal
I 70 37 mi, 35 min
Clifton 1,235 mi 18:46 18 h 46 min 41.9 gal
I 70 16 mi, 13 min
Fruita 1,251 mi 18:59 18 h 59 min 42.5 gal
I 70 11 mi, 09 min
Mack 1,261 mi 19:09 19 h 09 min 42.9 gal
I 70 75 mi, 1 h 05 min
Green River 1,336 mi 20:15 20 h 15 min 45.2 gal
I 70 129 mi, 1 h 54 min
Richfield 1,465 mi 22:09 22 h 09 min 49.7 gal
I 70 9 mi, 07 min
Elsinore 1,473 mi 22:17 22 h 17 min 49.9 gal
I 70 6 mi, 05 min
Joseph 1,479 mi 22:22 22 h 22 min 50.3 gal
I 70 47 mi, 41 min
Beaver 1,526 mi 23:03 23 h 03 min 51.7 gal
I 15 24 mi, 20 min
Parowan 1,550 mi 23:24 23 h 24 min 52.3 gal
I 15 29 mi, 25 min
Cedar City 1,578 mi 23:50 23 h 50 min 53.5 gal
I 15 25 mi, 22 min
Pintura 1,604 mi 24:12 24 h 12 min 54.5 gal
I 15 5 mi, 04 min
Anderson Junction 1,609 mi 24:16 24 h 16 min 54.6 gal
I 15 11 mi, 09 min
Washington 1,620 mi 24:26 24 h 26 min 54.9 gal
I 15 12 mi, 10 min
St. George 1,632 mi 24:36 24 h 36 min 55.3 gal
I 15 23 mi, 22 min
Desert Springs 1,655 mi 24:59 24 h 59 min 56.2 gal
I 15 12 mi, 11 min
Mesquite 1,668 mi 25:10 25 h 10 min 56.4 gal
I 15 21 mi, 17 min
Moapa Valley 1,688 mi 25:28 25 h 28 min 57.1 gal
I 15 11 mi, 09 min
Glendale 1,698 mi 25:37 25 h 37 min 57.8 gal
I 15 40 mi, 35 min
North Las Vegas 1,739 mi 26:13 26 h 13 min 58.9 gal
I 15 9 mi, 07 min
Las Vegas 1,747 mi 26:21 26 h 21 min 59.4 gal
I 15 4 mi, 04 min
Paradise 1,752 mi 26:25 26 h 25 min 59.5 gal
I 15 26 mi, 23 min
Jean 1,778 mi 26:49 26 h 49 min 60.4 gal
I 15 22 mi, 19 min
Wheaton Springs 1,800 mi 27:08 27 h 08 min 61.2 gal
I 15 4 mi, 04 min
Mountain Pass 1,804 mi 27:12 27 h 12 min 61.4 gal
I 15 16 mi, 13 min
Yucca Grove 1,821 mi 27:26 27 h 26 min 61.9 gal
I 15 6 mi, 05 min
Halloran Springs 1,827 mi 27:32 27 h 32 min 62.1 gal
I 15 12 mi, 10 min
Baker 1,839 mi 27:43 27 h 43 min 62.5 gal
I 15 14 mi, 11 min
Cronese Valley 1,853 mi 27:55 27 h 55 min 62.9 gal
I 15 12 mi, 10 min
Midway 1,865 mi 28:05 28 h 05 min 63.3 gal
I 15 48 mi, 42 min
Barstow 1,913 mi 28:47 28 h 47 min 64.5 gal
I 15 24 mi, 21 min
Victorville 1,936 mi 29:08 29 h 08 min 65.6 gal
I 15 10 mi, 08 min
Hesperia 1,946 mi 29:17 29 h 17 min 66.1 gal
I 15 7 mi, 06 min
Cajon Junction 1,954 mi 29:23 29 h 23 min 66.4 gal
I 15 1 mi, 01 min
Cajon 1,954 mi 29:24 29 h 24 min 66.5 gal
I 15 1 mi, 01 min
Cosy Dell 1,956 mi 29:26 29 h 26 min 66.5 gal
I 15 8 mi, 07 min
Fontana 1,964 mi 29:33 29 h 33 min 66.8 gal
I 15 5 mi, 04 min
Rancho Cucamonga 1,969 mi 29:37 29 h 37 min 66.8 gal
I 15 9 mi, 08 min
Ontario 1,978 mi 29:46 29 h 46 min 67.1 gal
I 10 5 mi, 04 min
Montclair 1,983 mi 29:51 29 h 51 min 67.5 gal
I 10 1 mi, 01 min
Claremont 1,985 mi 29:52 29 h 52 min 67.5 gal
I 10 3 mi, 02 min
Pomona 1,988 mi 29:54 29 h 54 min 67.5 gal
I 10 8 mi, 07 min
West Covina 1,996 mi 30:02 30 h 02 min 67.8 gal
I 10 7 mi, 06 min
El Monte 2,003 mi 30:09 30 h 09 min 68.1 gal
I 10 I 10S 3 mi, 03 min
Rosemead 2,006 mi 30:12 30 h 12 min 68.2 gal
I 10S 1 mi, 01 min
San Gabriel 2,008 mi 30:13 30 h 13 min 68.3 gal
I 10S 2 mi, 02 min
Alhambra 2,010 mi 30:15 30 h 15 min 68.3 gal
I 10S 7 mi, 08 min
Los Angeles 2,016 mi 30:23 30 h 23 min 68.4 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Fuel cost: 272.8 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,015.1 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.98 USD / gal)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Driving time: 30 h 25 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 1,578 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 23 h 12 min
  • 228 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 3 h 30 min
  • 77 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 1 h 14 min
  • 37 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 36 min
  • 32 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 34 min
  • 5 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 5 min
  • 58 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 1 h 10 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Chicago to Los Angeles by land?

The distance between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2,015.1 mi by road including 2,013.9 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Chicago and Los Angeles respectively.

How far is Chicago to Los Angeles by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Chicago and Los Angeles is 1,742.9 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Chicago and Los Angeles respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Chicago from Los Angeles by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 h 30 min to cover the distance of 1,743 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 12 h 45 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 11 h 41 min to cover the distance of 1,743 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 13 h 21 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Chicago and Los Angeles?

The halfway point between Chicago and Los Angeles is Lakewood. It is located about 1 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Lakewood to Chicago is 1,009 mi and driving will take about 15 h 2 min. The road between Lakewood and Los Angeles has length 1,006 mi and will take approximately 15 h 22 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

Where is Chicago in relation to Los Angeles?

Chicago is located 1,743 mi east of Los Angeles.

Chicago has geographic coordinates: latitude 41.87554, longitude -87.62442. Click here to see Chicago on map.

Los Angeles has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.05494, longitude -118.24448. Click here to see Los Angeles on map.

Which highway goes from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The route from Chicago to Los Angeles follows I 80, I 70, I 15, US 6, I 76, US 50, IL 110, I 88.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • US 89: 32 mi
  • I 10: 30 mi
  • US 191: 24 mi
  • US 93: 21 mi
  • CO 52: 14 mi
  • I 35: 14 mi
  • I 290: 14 mi
  • US 40: 13 mi
  • I 10S: 11 mi
  • US 34: 9 mi
  • US 77: 7 mi
  • IL 92: 4 mi
  • US 61: 4 mi
  • IL 56: 2 mi
  • CO 9: 2 mi
  • US 85: 2 mi
  • CA 18: 2 mi
  • I 29: 2 mi
  • US 65: 1 mi
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