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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lansing, MI (LAN)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Lansing (Des Moines International Airport – Capital Region International Airport) is 474 miles / 762 kilometers / 412 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 23 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Lansing (LAN) is 543 miles / 874 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 33 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Capital Region International Airport (LAN).

How far is Lansing from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 473.685 miles
  • 762.322 kilometers
  • 411.621 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
  • 472.500 miles
  • 760.414 kilometers
  • 410.591 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 Capital Region International Airport
City: Lansing, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAN
ICAO Code: KLAN
Coordinates: 42°46′43″N, 84°35′14″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Lansing, MI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 95 kg (209 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Lansing (LAN).

Distance:
474
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
474

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