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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Grand Rapids (Des Moines International Airport – Gerald R. Ford International Airport) is 428 miles / 688 kilometers / 372 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Grand Rapids (GRR) is 503 miles / 809 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 29 minutes.

Des Moines – Grand Rapids

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428
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688
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372
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How far is Grand Rapids from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 427.739 miles
  • 688.379 kilometers
  • 371.695 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
  • 426.689 miles
  • 686.690 kilometers
  • 370.783 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 to Gerald R. Ford International Airport is 1 hour 18 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Des Moines and Grand Rapids is 1 hour. Grand Rapids is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.
Des Moines time to Grand Rapids time converter

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Grand Rapids generates about 88 kg of CO2 per passenger, 88 kilograms is equal to 194 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 Grand Rapids

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR).

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 Gerald R. Ford International Airport
City: Grand Rapids, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GRR
ICAO Code: KGRR
Coordinates: 42°52′50″N, 85°31′22″W