How Long Would It Take to Get to Mars?

Mars is 55,746,199 km from Earth. Space shuttle technology currently puts traveling speeds around 27,359 km/hr. If we could freeze Mars in space at opposition with Earth it would take roughly 85 days to reach it. However since it moves, this is not the case and a direct route is not quite possible. It took the Mars Odyssey explorer just over six months to arrive within Mars’s orbit.