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Distance between Schaumburg and Chicago

Driving non-stop from Schaumburg to Chicago

How far is Chicago from Schaumburg? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 32 miles or 51 km

Driving time: 40 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Schaumburg to Chicago

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Schaumburg, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 26 miles or 41 km

Flight time: 33 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 6 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.2x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/1th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Schaumburg to Chicago road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Chicago, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1 hour on the road


Start in Schaumburg.

Drive for about 18 minutes, then stop in Elk Grove Village and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 12 minutes then stop in Rosemont (Illinois) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 13 minutes then stop at Mia Figlia and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 12 minutes then stop at Longman & Eagle and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 13 minutes then stop at Millennium Park and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 5 minutes and arrive in Chicago.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Chicago

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Chicago, Illinois. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Chicago, or find out how many days in Chicago to visit. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The James Chicago Hotel. A great place to eat might be Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Chicago like Millennium Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Chicago like What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?. Click the button below to explore Chicago in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Chicago to Schaumburg, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Schaumburg, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Schaumburg!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 32 miles
driving time of 40 minutes
flight distance is 26 miles
flight time of 33 minutes
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311 Chicago travel answers

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