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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Distance from San Francisco to Detroit (San Francisco International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 2079 miles / 3345 kilometers / 1806 nautical miles.

How far is Detroit from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2078.724 miles
  • 3345.382 kilometers
  • 1806.362 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
  • 2073.733 miles
  • 3337.350 kilometers
  • 1802.025 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 Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is 4 hours 26 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

San Francisco
Detroit

San Francisco, CA

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Detroit, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 236 kg (520 pounds).

Airport information


A San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″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

Map

San Francisco to Detroit flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Detroit (DTW).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2079

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