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How far is Detroit, MI, from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Detroit (Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 534 miles / 859 kilometers / 464 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Detroit (DTW) is 588 miles / 947 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 10 hours 56 minutes.

Des Moines International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport

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Distance from Des Moines to Detroit

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Detroit. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 533.534 miles
  • 858.640 kilometers
  • 463.629 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 532.158 miles
  • 856.425 kilometers
  • 462.433 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).

How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Detroit?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Detroit Metropolitan Airport is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What is the time difference between Des Moines and Detroit?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Detroit generates about 104 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 104 kilograms equals 228 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Detroit

See the map of the shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

Airport information

Origin Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W
Destination Detroit Metropolitan Airport
City: Detroit, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DTW
ICAO Code: KDTW
Coordinates: 42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W

Airlines flying from Des Moines (DSM) to Detroit (DTW)

Delta Air Lines