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How far is Rockford, IL from Detroit, MI?

Distance between Detroit (Detroit Metropolitan Airport) and Rockford (Chicago Rockford International Airport) is 295 miles / 474 kilometers / 256 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to Rockford (RFD) is 351 miles / 565 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 39 minutes.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Chicago Rockford International Airport

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Distance from Detroit to Rockford

There are several ways to calculate distance from Detroit to Rockford. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 294.698 miles
  • 474.270 kilometers
  • 256.085 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
  • 293.923 miles
  • 473.024 kilometers
  • 255.412 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 Rockford?

Estimated flight time from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Chicago Rockford International Airport is 1 hour 3 minutes.

What is the time difference between Detroit and Rockford?

The time difference between Detroit and Rockford is 1 hour. Rockford is 1 hour behind Detroit.
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Flight carbon footprint between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)

On average flying from Detroit to Rockford generates about 68 kg of CO2 per passenger, 68 kilograms is equal to 151 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 Rockford

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD).

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 Rockford International Airport
City: Rockford, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RFD
ICAO Code: KRFD
Coordinates: 42°11′43″N, 89°5′49″W