# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Saginaw, MI (MBS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Saginaw (Des Moines International Airport – Saginaw MBS International Airport) is 508 miles / 818 kilometers / 441 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Saginaw (MBS) is 627 miles / 1009 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 16 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Saginaw MBS International Airport (MBS).

## How far is Saginaw from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 507.975 miles
• 817.506 kilometers
• 441.418 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
• 506.768 miles
• 815.563 kilometers
• 440.369 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 Saginaw MBS International Airport
City: Saginaw, MI
Country: United States
IATA Code: MBS
ICAO Code: KMBS
Coordinates: 43°31′58″N, 84°4′46″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 100 kg (220 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Saginaw (MBS).

Distance:
508
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
508

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