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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Chicago and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 60 kg (131 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (ORD) → Detroit (DTW).