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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 8 hours 54 minutes.

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).

How far is Grand Rapids from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Grand Rapids. 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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Grand Rapids, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 88 kg (194 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Grand Rapids (GRR).

Distance:
428
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
428

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