How far is Chicago from Detroit driving?

I’m about to hit the road to drive to Detroit. How far is the drive from Chicago to Detroit?

Rob Shapiro · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Detroit is a great city so make sure you enjoy it! The drive from
takes roughly four hours and 20 minutes if you take the I-94. If you take the I-90W, the drive may be closer to five hours.
Road trips that are five hours or less often don’t require a stop for rest. Yet, you should consider breaking up the long drive with some stops for food and rest.
While you’re in Detroit, be sure to enjoy some of what it offers:
  • It’s a great sports town, so try to get a ticket to a Lions, Pistons, Red Wings, or Tigers game
  • Take a Detroit’s Spirit and History Solo Walking Tour
  • Visit the Motown Museum
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