The distance from La Crosse, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois is:

283 miles / 455 km driving

226 miles / 364 km flying

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Distance from La Crosse, WI to Chicago, IL

The total driving distance from La Crosse, WI to Chicago, IL is 283 miles or 455 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from La Crosse, WI to Chicago, IL is 226 miles.

This is equivalent to 364 kilometers or 197 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

Your flight direction from La Crosse, WI to Chicago, IL is Southeast (125 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from La Crosse, WI to Chicago, IL. 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.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

City: La Crosse
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

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

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