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Distance between Detroit, MI (DTW) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Detroit to Chicago (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 228 miles / 367 kilometers / 198 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 55 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago (MDW) is 262 miles / 422 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 3 minutes.

Detroit – Chicago

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228
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367
Kilometers
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198
Nautical miles

How far is Chicago from Detroit?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 228.346 miles
  • 367.487 kilometers
  • 198.427 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
  • 227.763 miles
  • 366.548 kilometers
  • 197.920 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 Chicago Midway International Airport is 55 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Detroit and Chicago is 1 hour. Chicago is 1 hour behind Detroit.
Detroit time to Chicago time converter

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Detroit to Chicago generates about 59 kg of CO2 per passenger, 59 kilograms is equal to 129 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 Chicago

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

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 Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

Airlines flying from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago (MDW)

AirTran Airways
Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines