The best city between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL to meet is Kalamazoo, Michigan which is about 4 miles from the exact midpoint.
The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Oakwood, Michigan.
The closest zip code to the midpoint is 49008.
The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 42° 14' 16" N and 85° 37' 5" W.
The total driving distance from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL is 281 miles or 452 kilometers.
Each person would then have to drive about 141 miles to meet in the middle.
It will take about 2 hours and 19 minutes for each driver to arrive at the meeting point.
For a flight, the straight line geographic midpoint coordinates are 42° 6' 49" N and 85° 21' 23" W.
The city at the geographic halfway point from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL is Gardners Corners, Michigan.
Travelmath helps you figure out the midpoint between two locations based on the driving directions from each starting point. You can find the closest town that is an equal distance from two cities. Use this tool to determine the best city to meet, or to look for interesting stops along the way if you're planning a long road trip and you need to take a break or stay overnight. Search for hotels at the midpoint city to split up your drive, or explore other nearby cities and discover local towns on your trip. If you're meeting a friend halfway in-between, you can figure out how far each person has to drive and how long it will take to arrive at the center. Even if you're separated by water, you can still calculate the straight line geographic midpoint to determine the closest flight distance.