The driving distance from Chicago, Illinois to Washington, District of Columbia is:

699 miles / 1 125 km

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Driving distance from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

The total driving distance from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC is 699 miles or 1 125 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in Washington, District of Columbia.

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

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC.

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

Chicago, Illinois

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

Washington, District of Columbia

City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Category: cities

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