# Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Detroit (Lafayette Regional Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 957 miles / 1540 kilometers / 832 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Detroit (DTW) is 1158 miles / 1864 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 14 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

## How far is Detroit from Lafayette?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 956.962 miles
• 1540.082 kilometers
• 831.578 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
• 957.906 miles
• 1541.600 kilometers
• 832.397 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 Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″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 Lafayette and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Lafayette.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (326 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
957
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
957

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