The driving distance from Atlanta, Georgia to Chicago, Illinois is:

716 miles / 1 152 km

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Driving distance from Atlanta, GA to Chicago, IL

The total driving distance from Atlanta, GA to Chicago, IL is 716 miles or 1 152 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Atlanta, Georgia. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

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You can also calculate the cost of driving from Atlanta, GA to Chicago, IL based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Atlanta, GA to Chicago, IL.

If you are looking for adventure, Bowling Green KY is the best halfway point stop when driving from Atlanta to Chicago. It is 312 miles from Atlanta and 409 miles to Chicago. (Bowling Green’s official website) recommends a visit to Lost River Cave and Valley. Lost River Cave and Valley is located on Nashville Road, Bowling Green, about 10 minutes drive off I-65.

You can either use US Route 231 or William H. Natcher Parkway to get there. The temperature in the cave is at 57 degrees year round. The Underground Boat Tour is available daily from 7 am to 4 pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Boat tours are subject to weather conditions.

Take a ride on the boat to the underground natural wonders of Kentucky and learn about the life of Native Americans and Early European settlers. And listen to stories of Civil War troops and Jesse James. If you want to dig deeper, join the Discover Cave Crawl with one of the trained guides.

At the valley enjoy the Treetop Bridge, nature trails, bird watching stations and gift shop with Kentucky food products, fossils, jewelry and more. Find out more at

Atlanta, Georgia

City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

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