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Distance between Zion and Aurora (Illinois)

Driving non-stop from Zion to Aurora (Illinois)

How far is Aurora (Illinois) from Zion? Here's the quick answer if you drive this relatively short distance without making any stops.

Nonstop drive: 74 miles or 119 km

Driving time: 1 hour, 23 minutes

Even though you can drive this distance straight through, it might be more interesting to stop along the way. You can scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Zion to Aurora (Illinois)

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Zion, Illinois and Aurora, 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: 54 miles or 86 km

Flight time: 17 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 20 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.4x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/2th 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.

Zion to Aurora (Illinois) road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Aurora (Illinois), 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: 2 hours on the road


Start in Zion.

Drive for about 17 minutes, then stop in Waukegan and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 14 minutes then stop at Grille No.43 and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 17 minutes then stop in Deerfield (Illinois) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 15 minutes then stop at McDonald's Store #1 Museum and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 16 minutes then stop at Gene's & Jude's and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 16 minutes then stop in Oak Brook and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 15 minutes then stop at Morton Arboretum and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 23 minutes and arrive in Aurora (Illinois).

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 Aurora (Illinois)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Aurora, Illinois. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Aurora (Illinois). Click the button below to explore Aurora (Illinois) 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 Aurora (Illinois) to Zion, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 74 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 23 minutes
flight distance is 54 miles
flight time of 17 minutes
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