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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Saginaw, MI

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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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