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Distance between Detroit, MI (DTW) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Detroit to San Francisco (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2079 miles / 3345 kilometers / 1806 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2390 miles / 3847 kilometers and travel time by car is about 41 hours 44 minutes.

Detroit – San Francisco

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2079
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3345
Kilometers
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1806
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Detroit?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2078.724 miles
  • 3345.382 kilometers
  • 1806.362 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
  • 2073.733 miles
  • 3337.350 kilometers
  • 1802.025 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 San Francisco International Airport is 4 hours 26 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Detroit and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Detroit.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Detroit to San Francisco generates about 226 kg of CO2 per passenger, 226 kilograms is equal to 499 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 San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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 San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Airlines flying from Detroit (DTW) to San Francisco (SFO)

Delta Air Lines