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Distance between New Orleans, LA (MSY) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from New Orleans to Detroit (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 926 miles / 1490 kilometers / 805 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 15 minutes.

Driving distance from New Orleans (MSY) to Detroit (DTW) is 1061 miles / 1707 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 32 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from New Orleans?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 926.009 miles
  • 1490.267 kilometers
  • 804.680 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
  • 927.256 miles
  • 1492.274 kilometers
  • 805.763 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″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 New Orleans and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of New Orleans.

Time Difference

New Orleans, LA

 CDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 146 kg (321 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New Orleans (MSY) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
926
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
926

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