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Distance between Ottawa (YOW) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Ottawa to Detroit (Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 440 miles / 708 kilometers / 382 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 19 minutes.

Driving distance from Ottawa (YOW) to Detroit (DTW) is 525 miles / 845 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 0 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Ottawa to Detroit.

Shortest flight path between Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Ottawa?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 440.078 miles
  • 708.237 kilometers
  • 382.417 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
  • 439.249 miles
  • 706.903 kilometers
  • 381.697 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 Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
City: Ottawa
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YOW
ICAO Code: CYOW
Coordinates: 45°19′20″N, 75°40′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 Ottawa and Detroit.

Time Difference

Ottawa

 EDT

Detroit, MI

 EDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 90 kg (198 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Ottawa (YOW) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
440
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
440

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