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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from New York to Detroit (New York LaGuardia Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 502 miles / 807 kilometers / 436 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 26 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Detroit (DTW) is 610 miles / 982 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 501.511 miles
  • 807.104 kilometers
  • 435.802 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
  • 500.288 miles
  • 805.136 kilometers
  • 434.739 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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″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

There is no time difference between New York and Detroit.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 99 kg (218 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
502
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
502

Round trip?