# 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
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
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.

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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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