How far is San Francisco from Detroit?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Detroit and San Francisco. 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).
Estimated flight time from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 4 hours 26 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Detroit and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Detroit.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 230 kg (507 pounds).
Detroit to San Francisco flight path
Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Detroit (DTW) → San Francisco (SFO).