Elkhart to Smithfield Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Elkhart to Smithfield Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Smithfield is a village in Fulton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 230 at the 2010 census. The village is named in honor of Dr. Joseph N. Smith.

If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Elkhart and Smithfield.

How far is Smithfield from Elkhart?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 53 miles between Elkhart and Smithfield. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.

For driving, it is roughly 80 miles or 128 km between Elkhart and Smithfield. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Elkhart to Smithfield drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 80 miles drive from Elkhart to Smithfield takes 1 hour 48 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Elkhart and end in Smithfield.

As 80 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.

Elkhart to Smithfield road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Elkhart to Smithfield, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Smithfield, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Smithfield, 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 we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 days of driving

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

Travel time: 1 hour 48 minutes on the road

Itinerary

Start at Elkhart.

Drive for about 1.8 hours and arrive in Smithfield

Elkhart to Smithfield airports and flights

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI)

Arrival airport: General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 23 minutes

Getting to your destination: 1 hour 18 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from SPI to PIA and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time:

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Elkhart to Smithfield including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 3 hours 47 minutes

Flying non-stop from Elkhart to Smithfield

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Elkhart and Smithfield. 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 time from Elkhart, Illinois to Smithfield, Illinois is under avarage conditions.

Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.

Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.