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Distance from Chicago (US) to Atlanta (US)

Name Chicago Atlanta
Country United States United States
Country ISO codes US / USA US / USA
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
DD coordinates 41.878114 / -87.629798 33.748995 / -84.387982
Time zone America/Chicago America/New_York
Straight distance from Chicago to Atlanta is 947 kilometers (589 miles).

Travel information from Chicago to Atlanta

The approximate time of a journey between Chicago (US) and Atlanta (US) is calculated based on the air-line distance of 589 miles (947 km) and the average speed of the transport mode by which you prefer to travel: by plane, car, bus, train or ship.

If the chosen way involves stops and transfers, you must take into account many hours of possible delays when planning a route from Chicago to Atlanta.

But a direct flight will take 1 hour, 3 minutes.

Depart from Chicago (US)
Arrives in Atlanta (US)
Chicago to Atlanta distance 947 km / 589 mil
Avg car duration 10 hours, 31 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 15 hours, 47 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 9 hours, 28 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 1 hour, 3 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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There are many ways to find how far is Chicago from Atlanta, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 41.878114 / -87.629798 and 33.748995 / -84.387982.


Chicago to Atlanta map route

When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far Chicago (US) from Atlanta (US) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from Chicago to Atlanta amounts to 947 km / 589 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from 41.878114 / -87.629798 and coordinates to 33.748995 / -84.387982.

The flight time of 1 hour, 7 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from Chicago (US) to Atlanta (US) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/Chicago / America/New_York.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between Chicago and Atlanta is 947 kilometers = 589 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from Chicago (41.878114 / -87.629798) to Atlanta (33.748995 / -84.387982) is 589 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to Atlanta takes approximately 1 hour, 3 minutes.
It will take you about 15 hours, 47 minutes to drive from Chicago, US to Atlanta, US, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Atlanta.