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Distance between Farmington Hills and Detroit

Driving non-stop from Farmington Hills to Detroit

How far is Detroit from Farmington Hills? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 24 miles or 39 km

Driving time: 28 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Farmington Hills to Detroit

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Farmington Hills, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 20 miles or 32 km

Flight time: 7 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 4 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.2x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/2th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Farmington Hills to Detroit road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Detroit, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1.5 hours on the road


Start in Farmington Hills.

Drive for about 12 minutes, then stop in Franklin (Michigan) and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 12 minutes then stop in Southfield and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 14 minutes then stop in Highland Park (Michigan) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 8 minutes then stop at Detroit Institute of Arts and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 8 minutes then stop in Windsor (Ontario) and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 47 minutes and arrive in Detroit.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Detroit

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Detroit, Michigan. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Detroit. A great place to eat might be Slows Bar-B-Q. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Detroit like Comerica Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Detroit like What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?. Click the button below to explore Detroit in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Detroit to Farmington Hills, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Farmington Hills, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Farmington Hills!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 24 miles
driving time of 28 minutes
flight distance is 20 miles
flight time of 7 minutes
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