# 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
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
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.

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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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