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

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

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Buffalo (BUF) is 296 miles / 476 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 41 minutes.

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

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

How far is Buffalo from Detroit?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Detroit and Buffalo. 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 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Detroit and Buffalo.

Time Difference

Detroit, MI

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Buffalo, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Detroit (DTW) → Buffalo (BUF).

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

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
241

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