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Distance between Memphis, TN (MEM) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Memphis to Detroit (Memphis International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 610 miles / 982 kilometers / 530 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Memphis (MEM) to Detroit (DTW) is 728 miles / 1172 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 48 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Memphis to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Memphis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 610.317 miles
  • 982.209 kilometers
  • 530.351 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
  • 610.484 miles
  • 982.478 kilometers
  • 530.496 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 Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″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 Memphis and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Memphis.

Time Difference

Memphis, TN

 CDT

Detroit, MI

 EDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 114 kg (251 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Memphis (MEM) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
610
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
610

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