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Distance between Buffalo, NY (BUF) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Buffalo to Detroit (Buffalo Niagara International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 241 miles / 388 kilometers / 209 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 57 minutes.

Driving distance from Buffalo (BUF) to Detroit (DTW) is 294 miles / 473 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 36 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Buffalo to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Buffalo?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Buffalo and Detroit. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 241.008 miles
  • 387.866 kilometers
  • 209.431 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
  • 240.408 miles
  • 386.900 kilometers
  • 208.909 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 Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City: Buffalo, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BUF
ICAO Code: KBUF
Coordinates: 42°56′25″N, 78°43′55″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

There is no time difference between Buffalo and Detroit.

Time Difference

Buffalo, NY

 EDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 60 kg (133 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Buffalo (BUF) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
241
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
241

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