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Distance from Chicago (US) to Denver (US)

Name Chicago Denver
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 39.739154 / -104.984703
Time zone America/Chicago America/Denver
Straight distance from Chicago to Denver is 1477 kilometers (918 miles).

Travel information from Chicago to Denver

The exact distance between Chicago (US) and Denver (US) is 918 miles (1477 km).

To find out how many hours a traveler will have to spend on the road from Chicago to Denver, you need to know the average speed of the selected transport: car, train, bus or ship.

For example, a tourist will travel about 1 hour, 38 minutes by plane.

Depart from Chicago (US)
Arrives in Denver (US)
Chicago to Denver distance 1477 km / 918 mil
Avg car duration 16 hours, 24 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 24 hours, 37 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 14 hours, 46 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 1 hour, 38 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 Denver, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 41.878114 / -87.629798 and 39.739154 / -104.984703.


Chicago to Denver map route

Use our service to calculate the Chicago to Denver distance in order to choose an appropriate type of transport and reserve the necessary amount of time for the journey.

If you want to know an answer to the question "How far is Chicago from Denver?", enter the names of the cities in the online calculator and view the route on the map, the remoteness is calculated as a distance in air miles, which is the fastest way.

It is also important to understand how many hours it will take to get from Chicago to Denver by air. We quote the flight time, which is 1 hour, 45 minutes, based on the average speed of aircraft, and you can also find out an average trip duration by other modes of transport.

In addition to the shortest distance, which is 1477 km / 918 mil, you will learn that your departure coordinates are 41.878114 / -87.629798 while the arrival coordinates are 39.739154 / -104.984703.

Please also note that Chicago is in the America/Chicago time zone and Denver is located in the America/Denver time zone, so you need to take the time difference into account when planning your trip.

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People also ask - FAQ

The beeline from Chicago and Denver is 1477 kilometers = 918 miles, given their longitudes and latitudes and corrected to the spherical shape of the Earth based on the haversine formula.
To travel from Chicago (41.878114 / -87.629798) to Denver (39.739154 / -104.984703) by the shortest air route, you will need to cover 918 miles. Given the average airplane speed of 560 miles, the estimated duration of your flight to Denver is 1 hour, 38 minutes.
If you choose to drive from Chicago, US to Denver, US, you can expect to spend 24 hours, 37 minutes on the route, apart from the time you will need for having a snack, sleeping, taking the shower and refueling your car.
Yes, but you need to comply with regulations on entering to Denver.