# Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Louisville to Detroit (Louisville International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 306 miles / 492 kilometers / 266 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Detroit (DTW) is 350 miles / 564 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 22 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

## How far is Detroit from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 305.765 miles
• 492.082 kilometers
• 265.703 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
• 305.993 miles
• 492.449 kilometers
• 265.901 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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

There is no time difference between Louisville and Detroit.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 70 kg (154 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
306
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
306

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