Map of flight path and driving directions from Seattle to Detroit.
Shortest flight path between Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).
How far is Detroit from Seattle?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Seattle and Detroit. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1926.348 miles
- 3100.157 kilometers
- 1673.951 nautical miles
Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.Haversine formula
- 1921.230 miles
- 3091.919 kilometers
- 1669.503 nautical miles
The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Seattle and Detroit is 3 hours. Detroit is 3 hours ahead of Seattle.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 211 kg (464 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Seattle (BFI) → Detroit (DTW).