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Distance between Milwaukee, WI (MKE) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Milwaukee to Detroit (Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 237 miles / 382 kilometers / 206 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

Driving distance from Milwaukee (MKE) to Detroit (DTW) is 285 miles / 458 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 58 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Milwaukee?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 237.206 miles
  • 381.746 kilometers
  • 206.126 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
  • 236.617 miles
  • 380.798 kilometers
  • 205.615 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 Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
City: Milwaukee, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MKE
ICAO Code: KMKE
Coordinates: 42°56′49″N, 87°53′47″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 Milwaukee and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Milwaukee.

Time Difference

Milwaukee, WI

 CDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 60 kg (132 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Milwaukee (MKE) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
237
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
237

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