Distance between Detroit, MI (DTW) and Chattanooga, TN (CHA)

Flight distance from Detroit to Chattanooga (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport) is 505 miles / 813 kilometers / 439 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Chattanooga (CHA) is 586 miles / 943 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 32 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA).

How far is Chattanooga from Detroit?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 505.044 miles
• 812.790 kilometers
• 438.872 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
• 505.812 miles
• 814.025 kilometers
• 439.538 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
IATA Code: DTW
ICAO Code: KDTW
Coordinates: 42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W

B Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
City: Chattanooga, TN
Country: United States
IATA Code: CHA
ICAO Code: KCHA
Coordinates: 35°2′7″N, 85°12′13″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Detroit and Chattanooga.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 100 kg (220 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Detroit (DTW) → Chattanooga (CHA).

Distance:
505
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
505

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