# 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
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
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.

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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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