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).
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.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 236 kg (520 pounds).
San Francisco to Detroit flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Detroit (DTW).