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

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Detroit (Los Angeles International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 1979 miles / 3185 kilometers / 1720 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 14 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Detroit (DTW) is 2282 miles / 3672 kilometers and travel time by car is about 37 hours 43 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

## How far is Detroit from Los Angeles?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Detroit. Here are two common 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 – the shortest distance between two points).

## Airport information

A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: 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
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 Los Angeles and Detroit is 3 hours. Detroit is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 216 kg (475 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
1979
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1979

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