Distance to Mars: How far away is the Red Planet?

The distance to Mars from Earth varies considerably depending on their orbits around the sun

In theory, the closest Mars and Earth would get  is when Mars reaches its closest point to the sun (perihelion) and Earth is at its farthest (aphelion). This would bring the two planets within 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers) of each other — but this has not yet happened in recorded history according to NASA