Distance from Boston to Detroit

Distance is 987 kilometers or 613 miles or 533 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Boston and Detroit

Map - Shortest path between Boston and Detroit
  • Location for Boston
  • Location for Detroit
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Boston

Latitude: 42° 21' North
Longitude: 71° 03' West
Initial heading:273.9°WestWest
Final heading:265.8°WestWest
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Heading from Detroit

Latitude: 42° 20' North
Longitude: 83° 03' West
Initial heading:85.8°EastEast
Final heading:93.9°EastEast
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LocationLocal time
Boston(U.S.A. - Massachusetts)Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:41:17 AM
Detroit(U.S.A. - Michigan)Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:41:17 AM

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