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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Richmond to Detroit (Richmond International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 456 miles / 734 kilometers / 396 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 21 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Detroit (DTW) is 616 miles / 992 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 58 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 456.259 miles
  • 734.278 kilometers
  • 396.478 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
  • 456.039 miles
  • 733.923 kilometers
  • 396.287 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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 Richmond and Detroit.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

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Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 92 kg (203 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
456
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
456

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