Distance from Detroit to Los Angeles

Distance is 3193 kilometers or 1984 miles or 1724 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 Detroit and Los Angeles

Map - Shortest path between Detroit and Los Angeles
  • Location for Detroit
  • Location for Los Angeles
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 Detroit

Latitude: 42° 20' North
Longitude: 83° 03' West
Initial heading:265.0°WestWest
Final heading:242.7°West-southwestWest-southwest
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Heading from Los Angeles

Latitude: 34° 03' North
Longitude: 118° 15' West
Initial heading:62.7°East-northeastEast-northeast
Final heading:85.0°EastEast
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Detroit(U.S.A. - Michigan)Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:33:29 PM
Los Angeles(U.S.A. - California)Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:33:29 AM

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