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.

There are tolls on the route.
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
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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
US 41 21 mi, 23 min
Hammond 21 mi 0:23 23 min 0.5 gal
I 90 9 mi, 09 min
Gary 30 mi 0:32 32 min 0.9 gal
I 90 6 mi, 05 min
Lake Station 35 mi 0:38 38 min 1.2 gal
I 65 1 mi, 01 min
Hobart 37 mi 0:40 40 min 1.2 gal
I 65 1 mi, 01 min
Gary 37 mi 0:41 41 min 1.3 gal
I 65 2 mi, 02 min
Merrillville 40 mi 0:43 43 min 1.3 gal
I 65 142 mi, 2 h 17 min
Indianapolis 182 mi 3:01 3 h 01 min 6.1 gal
I 65 122 mi, 2 h 05 min
Louisville 304 mi 5:06 5 h 06 min 10.0 gal
I 65 165 mi, 2 h 36 min
Nashville 469 mi 7:43 7 h 43 min 15.9 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Chicago 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
US 41 21 mi, 23 min
Hammond 21 mi 0:23 23 min 0.5 gal
I 90 9 mi, 09 min
Gary 30 mi 0:32 32 min 0.9 gal
I 90 6 mi, 05 min
Lake Station 35 mi 0:38 38 min 1.2 gal
I 65 1 mi, 01 min
Hobart 37 mi 0:40 40 min 1.2 gal
I 65 1 mi, 01 min
Gary 37 mi 0:41 41 min 1.3 gal
I 65 2 mi, 02 min
Merrillville 40 mi 0:43 43 min 1.3 gal
I 65 6 mi, 06 min
Crown Point 45 mi 0:50 50 min 1.4 gal
I 65 9 mi, 08 min
Dinwiddie 54 mi 0:58 58 min 1.8 gal
I 65 54 mi, 51 min
Badger Grove 108 mi 1:50 1 h 50 min 3.6 gal
I 65 10 mi, 09 min
Birmingham 118 mi 2:00 2 h 00 min 4.0 gal
I 65 4 mi, 04 min
Lafayette 122 mi 2:05 2 h 05 min 4.1 gal
I 65 35 mi, 32 min
Lebanon 158 mi 2:37 2 h 37 min 5.2 gal
I 65 7 mi, 06 min
Royalton 165 mi 2:43 2 h 43 min 5.6 gal
I 65 3 mi, 02 min
Traders Point 168 mi 2:46 2 h 46 min 5.7 gal
I 65 4 mi, 04 min
Snacks 173 mi 2:50 2 h 50 min 5.9 gal
I 65 5 mi, 05 min
Clifton 178 mi 2:56 2 h 56 min 6.0 gal
I 65 4 mi, 05 min
Indianapolis 182 mi 3:01 3 h 01 min 6.1 gal
I 65 11 mi, 11 min
Greenwood 193 mi 3:12 3 h 12 min 6.5 gal
I 65 11 mi, 11 min
Franklin 204 mi 3:23 3 h 23 min 6.8 gal
I 65 12 mi, 12 min
Edinburgh 216 mi 3:36 3 h 36 min 7.3 gal
I 65 13 mi, 13 min
Columbus 229 mi 3:49 3 h 49 min 7.7 gal
I 65 16 mi, 16 min
Seymour 245 mi 4:05 4 h 05 min 8.3 gal
I 65 2 mi, 02 min
Kriete Corner 247 mi 4:08 4 h 08 min 8.4 gal
I 65 6 mi, 06 min
Newry 253 mi 4:15 4 h 15 min 8.4 gal
I 65 12 mi, 13 min
Scottsburg 265 mi 4:28 4 h 28 min 8.8 gal
I 65 16 mi, 15 min
Perry Crossing 280 mi 4:44 4 h 44 min 9.5 gal
I 65 4 mi, 03 min
Sellersburg 284 mi 4:47 4 h 47 min 9.6 gal
I 65 6 mi, 05 min
Clarksville 290 mi 4:52 4 h 52 min 9.7 gal
I 65 4 mi, 03 min
Jeffersonville 294 mi 4:56 4 h 56 min 10.0 gal
I 65 11 mi, 09 min
Louisville 304 mi 5:06 5 h 06 min 10.0 gal
I 65 25 mi, 22 min
Colesburg 329 mi 5:29 5 h 29 min 11.2 gal
I 65 7 mi, 06 min
Elizabethtown 337 mi 5:36 5 h 36 min 11.3 gal
I 65 21 mi, 18 min
Sonora 358 mi 5:54 5 h 54 min 11.8 gal
I 65 20 mi, 17 min
Park City 377 mi 6:11 6 h 11 min 12.6 gal
I 65 26 mi, 24 min
Bowling Green 403 mi 6:36 6 h 36 min 13.5 gal
I 65 11 mi, 10 min
Matlock 414 mi 6:47 6 h 47 min 14.0 gal
I 65 8 mi, 08 min
Hillsdale 422 mi 6:55 6 h 55 min 14.2 gal
I 65 35 mi, 34 min
Northcreek Commons 457 mi 7:29 7 h 29 min 15.5 gal
I 65 9 mi, 09 min
Avondale 466 mi 7:38 7 h 38 min 15.8 gal
I 24 3 mi, 03 min
Nashville 469 mi 7:42 7 h 42 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 distance from Columbus to Chicago is 229 mi and driving will take about 3 h 49 min. The road between Columbus and Nashville has length 239 mi and will take approximately 3 h 53 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

Where is Chicago in relation to Nashville?

Chicago is located 398 mi north of Nashville.

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

Nashville has geographic coordinates: latitude 36.16223, longitude -86.77435. Click here to see Nashville on map.

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
The distance between Chicago and Nashville is ranked 39,771st in the ranking popularity.
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