# Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Chicago to Detroit (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 234 miles / 377 kilometers / 204 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) is 283 miles / 456 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 2 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

## How far is Detroit from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 234.488 miles
• 377.372 kilometers
• 203.764 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
• 233.877 miles
• 376.389 kilometers
• 203.234 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 Chicago O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″W

B Detroit Metropolitan Airport
City: Detroit, MI
Country: 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 Chicago and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 60 kg (131 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
234
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
234

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