Distance between Denver CO and Chicago IL

The distance from Denver to Chicago is 1,003 miles by road including 1,000 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 15 hours and 2 minutes and goes through North Platte, Lincoln, Omaha, Iowa City and Davenport.

There are tolls on the route.
Shortest distance by air 918 mi ✈️
Car route length 1,002.9 mi 🚗
Driving time 15 h 2 min
Fuel amount 34.1 gal
Fuel cost 132.4 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
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Point Distance Time Fuel
Denver 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 25 I 76 9 mi, 11 min
Thornton 9 mi 0:11 11 min 0.3 gal
I 76 16 mi, 13 min
Lochbuie 24 mi 0:25 25 min 0.8 gal
I 76 6 mi, 05 min
Hudson 30 mi 0:30 30 min 0.9 gal
I 76 223 mi, 3 h 17 min
North Platte 254 mi 3:47 3 h 47 min 8.2 gal
I 80 231 mi, 3 h 23 min
Lincoln 485 mi 7:11 7 h 11 min 16.3 gal
I 80 48 mi, 43 min
Omaha 533 mi 7:55 7 h 55 min 17.9 gal
I 80 251 mi, 3 h 45 min
Iowa City 783 mi 11:40 11 h 40 min 26.6 gal
I 80 50 mi, 44 min
Davenport 833 mi 12:25 12 h 25 min 28.1 gal
I 80 IL 110 170 mi, 2 h 37 min
Chicago 1,003 mi 15:02 15 h 02 min 33.8 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Denver 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 25 I 76 9 mi, 11 min
Thornton 9 mi 0:11 11 min 0.3 gal
I 76 16 mi, 13 min
Lochbuie 24 mi 0:25 25 min 0.8 gal
I 76 6 mi, 05 min
Hudson 30 mi 0:30 30 min 0.9 gal
I 76 6 mi, 04 min
Roy 36 mi 0:34 34 min 1.2 gal
I 76 7 mi, 06 min
Keenesburg 43 mi 0:41 41 min 1.2 gal
I 76 23 mi, 20 min
Wiggins 66 mi 1:01 1 h 01 min 2.2 gal
I 76 12 mi, 11 min
Log Lane Village 79 mi 1:12 1 h 12 min 2.6 gal
I 76 2 mi, 01 min
Fort Morgan 81 mi 1:14 1 h 14 min 2.7 gal
I 76 8 mi, 07 min
Brush 89 mi 1:22 1 h 22 min 3.0 gal
I 76 35 mi, 31 min
Sterling 125 mi 1:53 1 h 53 min 4.2 gal
I 76 90 mi, 1 h 19 min
Ogallala 215 mi 3:13 3 h 13 min 7.0 gal
I 80 39 mi, 33 min
North Platte 254 mi 3:47 3 h 47 min 8.2 gal
I 80 162 mi, 2 h 22 min
Aurora 415 mi 6:09 6 h 09 min 14.1 gal
I 80 11 mi, 09 min
York 426 mi 6:19 6 h 19 min 14.1 gal
I 80 58 mi, 51 min
Lincoln 485 mi 7:10 7 h 10 min 16.3 gal
I 80 11 mi, 09 min
Waverly 495 mi 7:20 7 h 20 min 16.8 gal
I 80 29 mi, 25 min
Chalco 524 mi 7:46 7 h 46 min 17.8 gal
I 80 8 mi, 08 min
Omaha 533 mi 7:54 7 h 54 min 17.9 gal
I 80 12 mi, 12 min
Council Bluffs 545 mi 8:07 8 h 07 min 18.3 gal
I 80 12 mi, 11 min
Underwood 557 mi 8:19 8 h 19 min 18.8 gal
I 80 5 mi, 04 min
Neola 562 mi 8:23 8 h 23 min 19.1 gal
I 80 60 mi, 53 min
Casey 623 mi 9:16 9 h 16 min 20.9 gal
I 80 22 mi, 19 min
Garretville 645 mi 9:36 9 h 36 min 21.8 gal
I 80 4 mi, 03 min
De Soto 649 mi 9:40 9 h 40 min 22.0 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
West Des Moines 656 mi 9:47 9 h 47 min 22.1 gal
I 80 6 mi, 05 min
Clive 662 mi 9:52 9 h 52 min 22.5 gal
I 80 4 mi, 03 min
Urbandale 666 mi 9:56 9 h 56 min 22.5 gal
I 80 9 mi, 08 min
Swanwood 675 mi 10:04 10 h 04 min 22.9 gal
I 80 5 mi, 04 min
Altoona 680 mi 10:08 10 h 08 min 23.0 gal
I 80 24 mi, 21 min
Newton 704 mi 10:30 10 h 30 min 23.9 gal
I 80 50 mi, 43 min
Gonoa Bluff 754 mi 11:13 11 h 13 min 25.5 gal
I 80 18 mi, 15 min
Parkview Mobile Home Park 771 mi 11:29 11 h 29 min 26.1 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Coralville 779 mi 11:36 11 h 36 min 26.4 gal
I 80 4 mi, 04 min
Iowa City 783 mi 11:40 11 h 40 min 26.6 gal
I 80 9 mi, 07 min
West Branch 792 mi 11:48 11 h 48 min 26.9 gal
I 80 41 mi, 36 min
Davenport 833 mi 12:24 12 h 24 min 28.1 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Bettendorf 839 mi 12:30 12 h 30 min 28.5 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
East Moline 846 mi 12:37 12 h 37 min 28.7 gal
I 80 I 88 56 mi, 49 min
Dixon 902 mi 13:26 13 h 26 min 30.7 gal
I 88 11 mi, 09 min
Flagg 913 mi 13:35 13 h 35 min 30.8 gal
I 88 31 mi, 27 min
DeKalb 944 mi 14:03 14 h 03 min 32.0 gal
I 88 9 mi, 07 min
Kaneville 953 mi 14:10 14 h 10 min 32.3 gal
I 88 12 mi, 10 min
North Aurora 965 mi 14:21 14 h 21 min 32.8 gal
I 88 9 mi, 09 min
Warrenville 974 mi 14:30 14 h 30 min 33.1 gal
I 88 4 mi, 03 min
Lisle 978 mi 14:34 14 h 34 min 33.2 gal
I 88 6 mi, 05 min
Oakbrook Terrace 984 mi 14:40 14 h 40 min 33.4 gal
I 88 4 mi, 04 min
Hillside 989 mi 14:45 14 h 45 min 33.6 gal
IL 110 1 mi, 01 min
Westchester 990 mi 14:46 14 h 46 min 33.6 gal
I 290 2 mi, 02 min
Forest Park 992 mi 14:48 14 h 48 min 33.7 gal
I 290 11 mi, 12 min
Chicago 1,003 mi 15:01 15 h 01 min 33.8 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Denver to Chicago?

Fuel cost: 132.4 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,002.9 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.88 USD / gal)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Denver to Chicago?

Driving time: 15 h 2 min

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

  • 859 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 12 h 37 min
  • 81 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 1 h 15 min
  • 4 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 4 min
  • 25 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 24 min
  • 21 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 22 min
  • 11 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 12 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 1 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 30 mph = 3 min

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

How far is Denver to Chicago by land?

The distance between Denver and Chicago is 1,002.9 mi by road including 1,000.4 mi on motorways.

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

How far is Denver to Chicago by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Denver and Chicago is 918.4 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 Denver and Chicago respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Denver from Chicago by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 50 min to cover the distance of 918 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 6 h 43 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 Denver to Chicago?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 6 h 9 min to cover the distance of 918 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 7 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 Denver and Chicago?

The halfway point between Denver and Chicago is Waverly. It is located about 6 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Waverly to Denver is 495 mi and driving will take about 7 h 20 min. The road between Waverly and Chicago has length 508 mi and will take approximately 7 h 41 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

Where is Denver in relation to Chicago?

Denver is located 918 mi west of Chicago.

Denver has geographic coordinates: latitude 39.73915, longitude -104.9847.

Chicago has geographic coordinates: latitude 41.87554, longitude -87.62442.

Which highway goes from Denver to Chicago?

The route from Denver to Chicago follows I 80, I 76, US 6, IL 110, I 88.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • CO 52: 13 mi
  • I 35: 13 mi
  • I 290: 13 mi
  • US 34: 9 mi
  • US 77: 7 mi
  • IL 92: 6 mi
  • US 61: 5 mi
  • I 25: 3 mi
  • IL 56: 2 mi
  • US 85: 2 mi
  • US 87: 1 mi
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