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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Chicago to Detroit (Chicago Midway International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 228 miles / 367 kilometers / 198 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 55 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) is 266 miles / 428 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 0 minutes.

Chicago – Detroit

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228
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367
Kilometers
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198
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How far is Detroit from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 228.346 miles
  • 367.487 kilometers
  • 198.427 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
  • 227.763 miles
  • 366.548 kilometers
  • 197.920 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Chicago Midway International Airport to Detroit Metropolitan Airport is 55 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Chicago and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Detroit generates about 59 kg of CO2 per passenger, 59 kilograms is equal to 129 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Detroit

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

Airport information

Origin Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Chicago (MDW) to Detroit (DTW)

AirTran Airways
Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines