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

Flight distance from Des Moines to Detroit (Des Moines International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 534 miles / 859 kilometers / 464 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Detroit (DTW) is 588 miles / 947 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 16 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

## How far is Detroit from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Detroit. Here are two common 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 – the shortest distance between two points).

## Airport information

A Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: 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
IATA Code: DTW
ICAO Code: KDTW
Coordinates: 42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W

## 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.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 104 kg (228 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
534
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
534

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