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Distance between Detroit, MI (DTW) and Kansas City, MO (MCI)

Flight distance from Detroit to Kansas City (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Kansas City International Airport) is 629 miles / 1012 kilometers / 546 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 41 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Kansas City (MCI) is 747 miles / 1202 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 16 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Detroit to Kansas City.

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

How far is Kansas City from Detroit?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 628.535 miles
  • 1011.530 kilometers
  • 546.182 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
  • 627.186 miles
  • 1009.357 kilometers
  • 545.009 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 Kansas City International Airport
City: Kansas City, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MCI
ICAO Code: KMCI
Coordinates: 39°17′51″N, 94°42′50″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Detroit and Kansas City is 1 hour. Kansas City is 1 hour behind Detroit.

Time Difference

Detroit, MI

 EDT

Kansas City, MO

 CDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 116 kg (256 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Detroit (DTW) → Kansas City (MCI).

Distance:
629
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
629

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