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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Grand Forks, ND (GFK)

Distance from Des Moines to Grand Forks (Des Moines International Airport – Grand Forks International Airport) is 475 miles / 765 kilometers / 413 nautical miles.

How far is Grand Forks from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 475.389 miles
  • 765.064 kilometers
  • 413.102 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
  • 475.469 miles
  • 765.194 kilometers
  • 413.172 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) is 1 hour 24 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Grand Forks.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 95 kg (210 pounds).

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 Grand Forks International Airport
City: Grand Forks, ND
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GFK
ICAO Code: KGFK
Coordinates: 47°56′57″N, 97°10′33″W

Des Moines to Grand Forks flight path

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Grand Forks International Airport (GFK).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Grand Forks (GFK).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
475
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
475

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