The distance from Illinois (IL) to California (CA) is:

2,080 miles / 3 347 km driving

1,688 miles / 2 716 km flying

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Distance from Illinois to California

The total driving distance from Illinois to California is 2,080 miles or 3 347 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from Illinois to California is 1,688 miles.

This is equivalent to 2 716 kilometers or 1,467 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in the state of Illinois. It ends in the state of California.

Your flight direction from Illinois to California is West (-90 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from Illinois to California. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies") and the driving distance if the route is drivable. It uses all this data to compute the total travel mileage.

Illinois (IL)

State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: states

California (CA)

State: California
Country: United States
Category: states

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