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How far is Chicago, IL, from Detroit, MI?

The distance between Detroit (Detroit Metropolitan Airport) and Chicago (Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 234 miles / 377 kilometers / 204 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago (ORD) is 283 miles / 455 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 25 minutes.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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Distance from Detroit to Chicago

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Detroit to Chicago. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 234.488 miles
  • 377.372 kilometers
  • 203.764 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 233.877 miles
  • 376.389 kilometers
  • 203.234 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).

How long does it take to fly from Detroit to Chicago?

The estimated flight time from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport is 56 minutes.

What is the time difference between Detroit and Chicago?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

On average, flying from Detroit to Chicago generates about 60 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 60 kilograms equals 131 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 O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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 O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″W

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

American Airlines
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