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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Distance from Los Angeles to Detroit (Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1979 miles / 3185 kilometers / 1720 nautical miles.

Calculations with different methods

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1978.781 miles
  • 3184.540 kilometers
  • 1719.514 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
  • 1974.744 miles
  • 3178.042 kilometers
  • 1716.006 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 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is 4 hours 14 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Detroit is 3 hours. Detroit is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles
Detroit

Los Angeles, CA

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Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 226 kg (499 pounds).

Airport information


A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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

Map

Los Angeles to Detroit flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Detroit (DTW).

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In total

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