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Distance between West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from West Palm Beach to Detroit (Palm Beach International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 1086 miles / 1748 kilometers / 944 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 33 minutes.

Driving distance from West Palm Beach (PBI) to Detroit (DTW) is 1297 miles / 2088 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from West Palm Beach to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from West Palm Beach?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1086.243 miles
  • 1748.139 kilometers
  • 943.920 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
  • 1088.667 miles
  • 1752.040 kilometers
  • 946.026 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 Palm Beach International Airport
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PBI
ICAO Code: KPBI
Coordinates: 26°40′59″N, 80°5′44″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

There is no time difference between West Palm Beach and Detroit.

Time Difference

West Palm Beach, FL

 EDT

Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 156 kg (344 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

West Palm Beach (PBI) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
1086
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1086

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