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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Distance from Des Moines International Airport to Detroit Metropolitan Airport is 534 miles / 859 kilometers / 464 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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 earth.

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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Airport information


A 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

B 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

Map

Flight map from Des Moines to Detroit.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Detroit (DTW).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
534

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