Distance between Iowa City IA and Chicago IL

The distance from Iowa City to Chicago is 222 miles by road including 219 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 3 hours and 24 minutes and goes through Davenport, Bettendorf, East Moline, Dixon, Flagg, DeKalb and North Aurora.

There are tolls on the route.
Shortest distance by air 202 mi ✈️
Car route length 221.8 mi 🚗
Driving time 3 h 24 min
Fuel amount 7.5 gal
Fuel cost 28.3 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Iowa City 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
IA 1 I 80 52 mi, 47 min
Davenport 52 mi 0:47 47 min 1.6 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Bettendorf 58 mi 0:53 53 min 2.0 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
East Moline 65 mi 1:00 1 h 00 min 2.2 gal
I 80 I 88 56 mi, 49 min
Dixon 121 mi 1:49 1 h 49 min 4.1 gal
I 88 11 mi, 09 min
Flagg 132 mi 1:59 1 h 59 min 4.2 gal
I 88 31 mi, 27 min
DeKalb 163 mi 2:26 2 h 26 min 5.4 gal
I 88 21 mi, 18 min
North Aurora 183 mi 2:44 2 h 44 min 6.2 gal
I 88 9 mi, 09 min
Warrenville 193 mi 2:53 2 h 53 min 6.5 gal
I 88 IL 110 29 mi, 30 min
Chicago 222 mi 3:24 3 h 24 min 7.2 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Iowa City 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
IA 1 I 80 11 mi, 11 min
West Branch 11 mi 0:11 11 min 0.3 gal
I 80 41 mi, 36 min
Davenport 52 mi 0:47 47 min 1.6 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Bettendorf 58 mi 0:53 53 min 2.0 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
East Moline 65 mi 1:00 1 h 00 min 2.2 gal
I 80 I 88 56 mi, 49 min
Dixon 121 mi 1:49 1 h 49 min 4.1 gal
I 88 11 mi, 09 min
Flagg 132 mi 1:58 1 h 58 min 4.2 gal
I 88 31 mi, 27 min
DeKalb 163 mi 2:26 2 h 26 min 5.4 gal
I 88 9 mi, 07 min
Kaneville 171 mi 2:33 2 h 33 min 5.7 gal
I 88 12 mi, 10 min
North Aurora 183 mi 2:44 2 h 44 min 6.2 gal
I 88 9 mi, 09 min
Warrenville 193 mi 2:53 2 h 53 min 6.5 gal
I 88 4 mi, 03 min
Lisle 197 mi 2:57 2 h 57 min 6.6 gal
I 88 6 mi, 05 min
Oakbrook Terrace 203 mi 3:03 3 h 03 min 6.9 gal
I 88 4 mi, 04 min
Hillside 208 mi 3:08 3 h 08 min 7.0 gal
IL 110 1 mi, 01 min
Westchester 208 mi 3:09 3 h 09 min 7.1 gal
I 290 2 mi, 02 min
Forest Park 211 mi 3:11 3 h 11 min 7.1 gal
I 290 11 mi, 12 min
Chicago 222 mi 3:24 3 h 24 min 7.2 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Iowa City to Chicago?

Fuel cost: 28.3 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 221.8 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.75 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Iowa City to Chicago?

Driving time: 3 h 24 min

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

  • 156 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 2 h 17 min
  • 24 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 22 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 1 min
  • 21 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 20 min
  • 15 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 16 min
  • 4 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 4 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 31 mph = 1 min

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

How far is Iowa City to Chicago by land?

The distance between Iowa City and Chicago is 221.8 mi by road including 218.7 mi on motorways.

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

How far is Iowa City to Chicago by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Iowa City and Chicago is 201.9 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 Iowa City and Chicago respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Iowa City from Chicago by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 24 min to cover the distance of 202 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 28 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 Iowa City to Chicago?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 21 min to cover the distance of 202 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 32 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 Iowa City and Chicago?

The halfway point between Iowa City and Chicago is Dixon. It is located about 10 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Dixon to Iowa City is 121 mi and driving will take about 1 h 49 min. The road between Dixon and Chicago has length 101 mi and will take approximately 1 h 35 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Flagg is in 132 mi from Iowa City and 90 mi from Chicago

Where is Iowa City in relation to Chicago?

Iowa City is located 202 mi west of Chicago.

Iowa City has geographic coordinates: latitude 41.66126, longitude -91.52991.

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

Which highway goes from Iowa City to Chicago?

The route from Iowa City to Chicago follows IL 110, I 88, I 80.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • US 6: 18 mi
  • I 290: 13 mi
  • IL 92: 6 mi
  • US 61: 5 mi
  • IL 56: 2 mi
  • IA 1: 2 mi
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