Distance between Chicago IL and Nashville TN
The distance from Chicago to Nashville is 468 miles by road including 450 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 43 minutes and goes through Indianapolis, Louisville, Hammond, East Chicago, Gary, Lake Station and Hobart.
|Shortest distance by air||398 mi ✈️|
|Car route length||467.9 mi 🚗|
|Driving time||7 h 43 min|
|Fuel amount||15.9 gal|
|Fuel cost||60.5 USD|
|Chicago||0 mi||00 min||0.0 gal|
US 41 21 mi, 23 min
|Hammond||21 mi||23 min||0.5 gal|
I 90 9 mi, 09 min
|Gary||30 mi||32 min||0.9 gal|
I 90 6 mi, 05 min
|Lake Station||35 mi||38 min||1.2 gal|
I 65 1 mi, 01 min
|Hobart||37 mi||40 min||1.2 gal|
I 65 1 mi, 01 min
|Gary||37 mi||41 min||1.3 gal|
I 65 2 mi, 02 min
|Merrillville||40 mi||43 min||1.3 gal|
I 65 142 mi, 2 h 17 min
|Indianapolis||182 mi||3 h 01 min||6.1 gal|
I 65 122 mi, 2 h 05 min
|Louisville||304 mi||5 h 06 min||10.0 gal|
I 65 165 mi, 2 h 36 min
|Nashville||469 mi||7 h 43 min||15.9 gal|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Chicago to Nashville?
Fuel cost: 60.5 USD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 467.9 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.8 USD / gal)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Chicago to Nashville?
Driving time: 7 h 43 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 186 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 2 h 43 min
- 32 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 29 min
- 135 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 2 h 10 min
- 1 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 1 min
- 11 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 11 min
- 6 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 6 min
- 97 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 1 h 56 min
- 2 mi with a maximum speed 45 mph = 2 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Chicago to Nashville by land?
The distance between Chicago and Nashville is 467.9 mi by road including 450.5 mi on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Chicago and Nashville respectively.
How far is Chicago to Nashville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Chicago and Nashville is 397.7 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 Nashville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Chicago from Nashville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 48 min to cover the distance of 398 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 54 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 Nashville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 40 min to cover the distance of 398 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 3 h 2 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 Nashville?
The halfway point between Chicago and Nashville is Columbus. It is located about 5 mi from the exact midpoint by road.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Chicago in relation to Nashville?
Which highway goes from Chicago to Nashville?
The route from Chicago to Nashville follows I 65.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- US 41: 14 mi
- I 90: 14 mi
- US 52: 12 mi
- US 12: 3 mi
- US 20: 3 mi
- I 24: 3 mi
- I 70: 2 mi