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Distance from Houston (US) to Chicago (US)

Name Houston Chicago
IATA HOU CHI
Country United States United States
Country ISO codes US / USA US / USA
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
DD coordinates 29.762778 / -95.383056 41.878114 / -87.629798
Time zone America/Chicago America/Chicago
Straight distance from Houston to Chicago is 1516 kilometers (942 miles).

Travel information from Houston to Chicago

The approximate time of a journey between Houston (US) and Chicago (US) is calculated based on the air-line distance of 942 miles (1516 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 Houston to Chicago.

But a direct flight will take 1 hour, 41 minutes.

Depart from Houston (US)
Arrives in Chicago (US)
Houston to Chicago distance 1516 km / 942 mil
Avg car duration 16 hours, 50 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 25 hours, 15 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 15 hours, 9 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 1 hour, 41 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 Houston from Chicago, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 29.762778 / -95.383056 and 41.878114 / -87.629798.

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Houston to Chicago 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 Houston (US) from Chicago (US) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from Houston to Chicago amounts to 1516 km / 942 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 29.762778 / -95.383056 and coordinates to 41.878114 / -87.629798.

The flight time of 1 hour, 48 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from Houston (US) to Chicago (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/Chicago.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between Houston and Chicago is 1516 kilometers = 942 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 Houston (29.762778 / -95.383056) to Chicago (41.878114 / -87.629798) is 942 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to Chicago takes approximately 1 hour, 41 minutes.
It will take you about 25 hours, 15 minutes to drive from Houston, US to Chicago, US, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Chicago.