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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Washington D.C. and Detroit.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 84 kg (186 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Washington D.C. (DCA) → Detroit (DTW).