The cost of driving from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California is:

$332.96 one-way / $665.92 round trip

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Route to drive from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA

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The total cost of driving from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA (one-way) is $332.96 at current gas prices.

The round trip cost would be $665.92 to go from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA and back to Chicago, IL again.

Regular fuel costs are around $4.13 per gallon for your trip. This calculation assumes that your vehicle gets an average gas mileage of 25 mpg for a mix of city and highway driving.

All currency units are U.S. Dollars. If you prefer international units, the equivalent petrol pump price is 109.1 cents/litre. This assumes a typical fuel economy of 9.4 L/100 km.

You'll go through 80.6 gallons of gas during this trip. This is equal to 305.1 litres.

If you fill your tank with unleaded gasoline, the carbon emissions will be around 1,577 lbs CO2. This is equivalent to 715 kg CO2e or 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. These numbers may change depending on the exact make and model of your car. If your vehicle uses diesel instead, the CO2 emissions will be around 1,847 lbs CO2, which is equivalent to 838 kg CO2e or 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents.

These results are based on the actual driving distance from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA, which is 2,015 miles or 3 243 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. The price of regular gas is currently averaging $3.63 in Illinois.

Your trip ends in Los Angeles, California. The price of regular gas is around $4.63 in California.

Currently, we only have exact data for locations in the United States. To improve the accuracy of your fuel cost estimate, you can enter the actual price you pay for gas or petrol at the local pump in the table above.

Fuel costs

The following chart displays the difference in total cost of driving given varying fuel grades. If your car requires higher octane gas, you can find out how much more it will cost you to drive between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.

Fuel grade   Avg Price   Trip Cost
Regular $4.13 $332.96
Mid-Grade $4.45 $358.95
Premium $4.74 $381.96
Diesel $4.97 $400.38

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities
Average gas price in Illinois: $3.63

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities
Average gas price in California: $4.63

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