The best city between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ to meet is Elk City, Oklahoma which is about 28 miles from the exact midpoint.
The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually East Junction, Oklahoma.
The closest zip code to the midpoint is 73620.
The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 35° 30' 56" N and 98° 54' 48" W.
The closest major city that is roughly halfway is Oklahoma City, OK.
The total driving distance from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is 1,803 miles or 2 902 kilometers.
Each person would then have to drive about 902 miles to meet in the middle.
It will take about 13 hours and 32 minutes for each driver to arrive at the meeting point.
Since this is a long drive, you might want to split up your road trip into multiple days. You can search for the best stopping points from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ to plan out your trip.
For a flight, the straight line geographic midpoint coordinates are 38° 17' 53" N and 100° 33' 26" W.
The city at the geographic halfway point from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is Amy, Kansas.
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.