# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Flint, MI (FNT)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Flint (Des Moines International Airport – Bishop International Airport) is 518 miles / 833 kilometers / 450 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 28 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Flint (FNT) is 593 miles / 954 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 28 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Bishop International Airport (FNT).

## How far is Flint from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Flint. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 517.843 miles
• 833.388 kilometers
• 449.994 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
• 516.551 miles
• 831.308 kilometers
• 448.871 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 Bishop International Airport
City: Flint, MI
Country: United States
IATA Code: FNT
ICAO Code: KFNT
Coordinates: 42°57′55″N, 83°44′36″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 101 kg (223 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Flint (FNT).

Distance:
518
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
518

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