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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 Flag of 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 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 Louisville and Detroit.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

 EDT

Detroit, MI

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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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