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

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

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 511 miles / 823 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 40 minutes.

Detroit – Washington D.C.

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405
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652
Kilometers
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352
Nautical miles

How far is Washington D.C. from Detroit?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 1 hour 16 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Detroit and Washington D.C..

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Detroit to Washington D.C. generates about 85 kg of CO2 per passenger, 85 kilograms is equal to 187 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

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

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Detroit (DTW) to Washington D.C. (DCA)

American Airlines
Delta Air Lines