The driving distance from Chicago, Illinois to New York, New York is:

791 miles / 1 273 km

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Driving distance from Chicago, IL to New York, NY

The total driving distance from Chicago, IL to New York, NY is 791 miles or 1 273 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in New York, New York.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Chicago, IL to New York, NY so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Chicago, IL to New York, NY 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 Chicago, IL and New York, NY.

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

A road trip from Chicago to New York is doable and fun when you add on a few interesting stopovers.

One interesting city to stopover is in Cleveland and if you have kids, devote a one day trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park. This park has been named the best in the world for 16 years straight. Cedar Point has over 72 rides for visitors of all ages and 3 points to enjoy views of Lake Erie.

A must see place is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. According to, the museum’s official website, it has 7 floors, 4 theaters and multiple interactive stations that tell the story of the world’s most powerful art form.

Other places of interest include Cleveland’s West Side Market, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Western Reserve Historical Society and Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Check out Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Blossom Music Center and Club Velvet for night entertainment. Hot dog lovers should have a night out at Happy Dog, Cleveland’s gourmet hot dog emporium with 50 house-made toppings, over 75 different beers and live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Chicago, Illinois

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

New York, New York

City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States
Category: cities

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