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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Detroit (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 405 miles / 652 kilometers / 352 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Detroit (DTW) is 515 miles / 829 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 9 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Washington D.C. to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 405.178 miles
  • 652.071 kilometers
  • 352.090 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
  • 404.668 miles
  • 651.251 kilometers
  • 351.647 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 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″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 Washington D.C. and Detroit.

Time Difference

Washington D.C.

 EDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 84 kg (186 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
405
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
405

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