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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Houston to Detroit (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 1092 miles / 1758 kilometers / 949 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Detroit (DTW) is 1286 miles / 2069 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 56 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Houston and Detroit. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1092.129 miles
  • 1757.611 kilometers
  • 949.034 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
  • 1092.677 miles
  • 1758.493 kilometers
  • 949.510 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).

Airport information


A Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Houston.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

Detroit, MI

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 156 kg (345 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
1092
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1092

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