The distance from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is:

2,284 miles / 3 676 km driving

1,979 miles / 3 184 km flying

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Distance from DTW to LAX

The total driving distance from DTW to LAX is 2,284 miles or 3 676 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from DTW to LAX is 1,979 miles.

This is equivalent to 3 184 kilometers or 1,719 nautical miles.

Your trip begins at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan. It ends at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California.

Your flight direction from DTW to LAX is West (-95 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from DTW to LAX. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies") and the driving distance if the route is drivable. It uses all this data to compute the total travel mileage.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

IATA: DTW
ICAO: KDTW
FAA: DTW
City: Detroit
State: Michigan
Zip code: 48242
Country: United States
Category: airports

Los Angeles International Airport

IATA: LAX
ICAO: KLAX
FAA: LAX
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Zip code: 90009
Country: United States
Category: airports

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