Distance from Chicago, Illinois to Cairo, Illinois


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The distance from Chicago, Illinois to Cairo, Illinois is 343.3 miles by the driving route, 343.3 miles by the biking route, and 343.3 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Chicago and Cairo is 343.3 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Chicago to Cairo are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Chicago to Cairo is summarized in Table 2.

Table 1. Travel Distance & Duration from Chicago, IL to Cairo, IL

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 343.3 mi 552.4 km
biking Bicycling 343.3 mi 552.4 km
walking Walking 343.3 mi 552.4 km
flying Airplane 343.3 mi 552.4 km 41.2 minutes
Note: Distances of driving, bicycling, and walking routes and travel durations are calculated using Google Maps services API. Airplane distance and travel time are calculated using straight line and flying speed of 500 miles per hour [reference].

Table 2. Gasoline Cost of Traveling from Chicago to Cairo by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg343.3 miles$34.33
25 mpg343.3 miles$27.46
30 mpg343.3 miles$22.88
35 mpg343.3 miles$19.61
40 mpg343.3 miles$17.16
50 mpg343.3 miles$13.73
Note: Gasoline price used in the calculation is $2.00 per gallon.

Table 3. Distance from Chicago, IL to Nearby Cities

From Chicago, IL to Oak Lawn, IL 9.3 miles
From Chicago, IL to Burr Ridge, IL 13.7 miles
From Chicago, IL to Oak Brook, IL 14.0 miles
From Chicago, IL to Skokie, IL 14.0 miles
From Chicago, IL to Elmhurst, IL 14.1 miles

Table 4. Distance from Chicago, IL to Cities Near Cairo, IL

From Chicago, IL to Sikeston, MO 356.7 miles
From Chicago, IL to Cape Girardeau, MO 328.4 miles
From Chicago, IL to Paducah, KY 333.3 miles
From Chicago, IL to Jackson, MO 325.4 miles
From Chicago, IL to Union City, TN 380.9 miles

Also see Distance from Chicago to other countries; Distance from Chicago to other world cities; Distance from Chicago to nearby airports.