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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 Flag of 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 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 Lafayette and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Lafayette.

Time Difference

Lafayette, LA

 CDT

Detroit, MI

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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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