Distance between Eau Claire WI and Albany MN
The distance from Eau Claire to Albany is 284 kilometers by road including 272 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 2 hours and 41 minutes and goes through Menomonie, Hudson, Woodbury, Oakdale, White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights and Shoreview.
Shortest distance by air  257 km ✈️ 
Car route length  284 km 🚗 
Driving time  2 h 41 min 
Fuel amount  22.7 L 
Fuel cost  42.7 CAD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Eau Claire  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
US 12 I 94 33 km, 20 min


Menomonie  33 km  20 min  2.1 L  
I 94 71 km, 38 min


Hudson  104 km  59 min  8.2 L  
I 94 21 km, 11 min


Oakdale  125 km  1 h 10 min  9.1 L  
I 694 11 km, 06 min


White Bear Lake  136 km  1 h 17 min  10.9 L  
I 694 5 km, 03 min


Vadnais Heights  141 km  1 h 20 min  10.9 L  
I 694 6 km, 03 min


Shoreview  146 km  1 h 24 min  11.7 L  
I 694 2 km, 01 min


Arden Hills  149 km  1 h 25 min  11.8 L  
I 694 2 km, 01 min


New Brighton  150 km  1 h 26 min  12.0 L  
I 694 I 94 135 km, 1 h 15 min


Albany  285 km  2 h 42 min  22.2 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Eau Claire to Albany?
Fuel cost: 42.7 CAD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 284 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.88 CAD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Eau Claire to Albany?
Driving time: 2 h 41 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 219 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 59 min
 49 km with a maximum speed 97 km/h = 30 min
 15 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 11 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Eau Claire to Albany by land?
The distance between Eau Claire and Albany is 284 km by road including 272 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Eau Claire and Albany respectively.
How far is Eau Claire to Albany by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Eau Claire and Albany is 257 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Eau Claire and Albany respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Eau Claire from Albany by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 19 min to cover the distance of 257 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 10 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Eau Claire to Albany?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 4 min to cover the distance of 257 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 13 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Eau Claire and Albany?
The halfway point between Eau Claire and Albany is Vadnais Heights. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Vadnais Heights to Eau Claire is 141 km and driving will take about 1 h 20 min. The road between Vadnais Heights and Albany has length 143 km and will take approximately 1 h 21 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Eau Claire in relation to Albany?
Eau Claire is located 257 km east of Albany.
Eau Claire has geographic coordinates: latitude 44.81135, longitude 91.49849.
Albany has geographic coordinates: latitude 45.62996, longitude 94.57.
Which highway goes from Eau Claire to Albany?
The route from Eau Claire to Albany follows I 94.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 I 694: 46 km
 US 12: 10 km
 MN 95: 7 km
 US 10: 5 km
 WI 312: 4 km
 WI 35: 4 km