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Distance between Seattle, WA (BFI) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Seattle to Detroit (Seattle Boeing Field – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 1926 miles / 3100 kilometers / 1674 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 8 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (BFI) to Detroit (DTW) is 2367 miles / 3810 kilometers and travel time by car is about 38 hours 44 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A Seattle Boeing Field
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BFI
ICAO Code: KBFI
Coordinates: 47°31′47″N, 122°18′7″W

B Detroit Metropolitan Airport
City: Detroit, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DTW
ICAO Code: KDTW
Coordinates: 42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Seattle and Detroit is 3 hours. Detroit is 3 hours ahead of Seattle.

Time Difference

Seattle, WA

 PDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 211 kg (464 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (BFI) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
1926
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1926

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