Distance between Lincoln NE and Chicago IL

The distance from Lincoln to Chicago is 520 miles by road including 510 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 55 minutes and goes through Omaha, Iowa City, Davenport, Waverly, Chalco, Council Bluffs and West Des Moines.

There are tolls on the route.
Shortest distance by air 475 mi ✈️
Car route length 520.1 mi 🚗
Driving time 7 h 55 min
Fuel amount 17.7 gal
Fuel cost 68.7 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Lincoln 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
US 6 12 mi, 14 min
Waverly 12 mi 0:14 14 min 0.3 gal
I 80 29 mi, 26 min
Chalco 42 mi 0:40 40 min 1.4 gal
I 80 8 mi, 08 min
Omaha 50 mi 0:48 48 min 1.5 gal
I 80 12 mi, 12 min
Council Bluffs 62 mi 1:01 1 h 01 min 1.9 gal
I 80 111 mi, 1 h 39 min
West Des Moines 173 mi 2:40 2 h 40 min 5.7 gal
I 80 6 mi, 05 min
Clive 180 mi 2:46 2 h 46 min 6.1 gal
I 80 121 mi, 1 h 47 min
Iowa City 300 mi 4:33 4 h 33 min 10.1 gal
I 80 50 mi, 44 min
Davenport 350 mi 5:18 5 h 18 min 11.7 gal
I 80 IL 110 170 mi, 2 h 37 min
Chicago 520 mi 7:55 7 h 55 min 17.4 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Lincoln 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
US 6 12 mi, 14 min
Waverly 12 mi 0:14 14 min 0.3 gal
I 80 29 mi, 26 min
Chalco 42 mi 0:40 40 min 1.4 gal
I 80 8 mi, 08 min
Omaha 50 mi 0:48 48 min 1.5 gal
I 80 12 mi, 12 min
Council Bluffs 62 mi 1:01 1 h 01 min 1.9 gal
I 80 12 mi, 11 min
Underwood 75 mi 1:13 1 h 13 min 2.4 gal
I 80 5 mi, 04 min
Neola 80 mi 1:17 1 h 17 min 2.7 gal
I 80 60 mi, 53 min
Casey 139 mi 2:10 2 h 10 min 4.5 gal
I 80 22 mi, 19 min
Garretville 162 mi 2:30 2 h 30 min 5.4 gal
I 80 4 mi, 03 min
De Soto 166 mi 2:33 2 h 33 min 5.6 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
West Des Moines 173 mi 2:40 2 h 40 min 5.7 gal
I 80 6 mi, 05 min
Clive 180 mi 2:46 2 h 46 min 6.1 gal
I 80 4 mi, 03 min
Urbandale 183 mi 2:49 2 h 49 min 6.1 gal
I 80 9 mi, 08 min
Swanwood 192 mi 2:57 2 h 57 min 6.5 gal
I 80 5 mi, 04 min
Altoona 197 mi 3:02 3 h 02 min 6.6 gal
I 80 24 mi, 21 min
Newton 221 mi 3:23 3 h 23 min 7.4 gal
I 80 50 mi, 43 min
Gonoa Bluff 271 mi 4:07 4 h 07 min 9.1 gal
I 80 18 mi, 15 min
Parkview Mobile Home Park 288 mi 4:23 4 h 23 min 9.6 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Coralville 296 mi 4:29 4 h 29 min 10.0 gal
I 80 4 mi, 04 min
Iowa City 300 mi 4:33 4 h 33 min 10.1 gal
I 80 9 mi, 07 min
West Branch 309 mi 4:41 4 h 41 min 10.5 gal
I 80 41 mi, 36 min
Davenport 350 mi 5:17 5 h 17 min 11.7 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
Bettendorf 357 mi 5:23 5 h 23 min 12.1 gal
I 80 7 mi, 06 min
East Moline 364 mi 5:30 5 h 30 min 12.3 gal
I 80 I 88 56 mi, 49 min
Dixon 419 mi 6:19 6 h 19 min 14.2 gal
I 88 11 mi, 09 min
Flagg 431 mi 6:29 6 h 29 min 14.3 gal
I 88 31 mi, 27 min
DeKalb 461 mi 6:56 6 h 56 min 15.5 gal
I 88 9 mi, 07 min
Kaneville 470 mi 7:04 7 h 04 min 15.9 gal
I 88 12 mi, 10 min
North Aurora 482 mi 7:14 7 h 14 min 16.4 gal
I 88 9 mi, 09 min
Warrenville 491 mi 7:24 7 h 24 min 16.7 gal
I 88 4 mi, 03 min
Lisle 495 mi 7:28 7 h 28 min 16.8 gal
I 88 6 mi, 05 min
Oakbrook Terrace 501 mi 7:34 7 h 34 min 17.0 gal
I 88 4 mi, 04 min
Hillside 506 mi 7:38 7 h 38 min 17.2 gal
IL 110 1 mi, 01 min
Westchester 506 mi 7:39 7 h 39 min 17.2 gal
I 290 2 mi, 02 min
Forest Park 509 mi 7:42 7 h 42 min 17.3 gal
I 290 11 mi, 12 min
Chicago 520 mi 7:54 7 h 54 min 17.4 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Fuel cost: 68.7 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 520.1 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.88 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Lincoln to Chicago?

Driving time: 7 h 55 min

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

  • 391 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 5 h 45 min
  • 62 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 56 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 1 min
  • 25 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 24 min
  • 20 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 21 min
  • 18 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 21 min

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

How far is Lincoln to Chicago by land?

The distance between Lincoln and Chicago is 520.1 mi by road including 510.1 mi on motorways.

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

How far is Lincoln to Chicago by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Lincoln and Chicago is 474.7 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 Lincoln and Chicago respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Lincoln from Chicago by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 57 min to cover the distance of 475 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 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 Lincoln to Chicago?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 3 h 11 min to cover the distance of 475 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 3 h 38 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 Lincoln and Chicago?

The halfway point between Lincoln and Chicago is Gonoa Bluff. It is located about 11 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Gonoa Bluff to Lincoln is 271 mi and driving will take about 4 h 7 min. The road between Gonoa Bluff and Chicago has length 250 mi and will take approximately 3 h 48 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Parkview Mobile Home Park is in 288 mi from Lincoln and 232 mi from Chicago
  • Coralville is in 296 mi from Lincoln and 224 mi from Chicago
  • Newton is in 221 mi from Lincoln and 299 mi from Chicago

Where is Lincoln in relation to Chicago?

Lincoln is located 475 mi west of Chicago.

Lincoln has geographic coordinates: latitude 40.79999, longitude -96.66782.

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

Which highway goes from Lincoln to Chicago?

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

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • I 35: 13 mi
  • I 290: 13 mi
  • IL 92: 6 mi
  • US 61: 5 mi
  • IL 56: 2 mi
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