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Distance between Detroit, MI (DTW) and New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Flight distance from Detroit to New Orleans (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 926 miles / 1490 kilometers / 805 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to New Orleans (MSY) is 1059 miles / 1704 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 35 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

How far is New Orleans from Detroit?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 926.009 miles
  • 1490.267 kilometers
  • 804.680 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
  • 927.256 miles
  • 1492.274 kilometers
  • 805.763 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Detroit and New Orleans is 1 hour. New Orleans is 1 hour behind Detroit.

Time Difference

Detroit, MI

 EDT

New Orleans, LA

 CDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 146 kg (321 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Detroit (DTW) → New Orleans (MSY).

Distance:
926
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
926

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