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Distance between Detroit, MI (DTW) and New York, NY (LGA)

Flight distance from Detroit to New York (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – New York LaGuardia Airport) is 502 miles / 807 kilometers / 436 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to New York (LGA) is 611 miles / 984 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 42 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Detroit to New York.

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

How far is New York from Detroit?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 501.511 miles
  • 807.104 kilometers
  • 435.802 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
  • 500.288 miles
  • 805.136 kilometers
  • 434.739 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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Detroit and New York.

Time Difference

Detroit, MI

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New York, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 99 kg (218 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Detroit (DTW) → New York (LGA).

Distance:
502
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
502

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