Flight distance from Chicago to Detroit (Chicago O"Hare International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 234 miles / 377 kilometers / 204 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

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Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) is 283 miles / 456 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 21 minutes.





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How far is Detroit from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty"s formula (applied above)234.488 miles377.372 kilometers203.764 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 formula233.877 miles376.389 kilometers203.234 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).


Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Detroit is 1 hour. Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Chicago.

Chicago time to Detroit time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00⇆Time in Detroit: 00:00


Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Detroit generates about 60 kg of CO2 per passenger, 60 kilograms is equal to 131 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Detroit

Shortest flight path between Chicago O"Hare International Airport (ORD) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).


Airport information

OriginChicago O"Hare International Airport
City:Chicago, IL
Country:United States
IATA Code:ORD
ICAO Code:KORD
Coordinates:41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″W
DestinationDetroit Metropolitan Airport
City:Detroit, MI
Country:United States
IATA Code:DTW
ICAO Code:KDTW
Coordinates:42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W

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