The halfway point between Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois is:

Rockford, Illinois

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Halfway between Madison, WI and Chicago, IL

The best city between Madison, WI and Chicago, IL to meet is Rockford, Illinois which is about 10 miles from the exact midpoint.

The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Cherry Valley, Illinois.

The closest zip code to the midpoint is 61112.

The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 42° 14' 13" N and 88° 54' 49" W.

The total driving distance from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL is 147 miles or 237 kilometers.

Each person would then have to drive about 74 miles to meet in the middle.

It will take about 1 hour and 14 minutes for each driver to arrive at the meeting point.


For a flight, the straight line geographic midpoint coordinates are 42° 28' 44" N and 88° 30' 24" W.

The city at the geographic halfway point from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL is Alden, Illinois.

Rockford, Illinois

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

Madison, Wisconsin

City: Madison
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

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

Halfway point calculator

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.



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