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

Distance from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 2079 miles / 3345 kilometers / 1806 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

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.

Time Difference

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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 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

Map

Flight map from Detroit to San Francisco.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Detroit (DTW) → San Francisco (SFO).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2079

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