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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Distance from San Diego to Detroit (San Diego International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 1956 miles / 3148 kilometers / 1700 nautical miles.

How far is Detroit from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1956.139 miles
  • 3148.101 kilometers
  • 1699.839 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
  • 1952.464 miles
  • 3142.186 kilometers
  • 1696.645 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is 4 hours 12 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Diego and Detroit is 3 hours. Detroit is 3 hours ahead of San Diego.

Time Difference

San Diego
Detroit

San Diego, CA

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Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 216 kg (476 pounds).

Airport information


A San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″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

San Diego to Detroit flight path

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → Detroit (DTW).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
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