What you hear will depend upon the topography between you & each repeater. It is not about distance, but about attenuation.
Sometimes moving a VHF or UHF antenna just a few feet makes the difference between nothing at all & a S9 or more signal.
I have a friend who can work his local repeater at the kerbside in front of his home & with his front bumper close to his garage door. But those few feet between nothing.
The following site will allow you, together with a mapping site that gives grid reference's, some idea of the terrain between you & individual repeaters. I put both antennas at 10 meters above ground level. It is not scientific, but the mapping software do not not include things like buildings & trees etc. However it does give you an idea of if you should possibly hear something or not.http://www.megalithia.com/elect/terrain.html