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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and McGrath, AK (MCG)

Flight distance from Des Moines to McGrath (Des Moines International Airport – McGrath Airport) is 2864 miles / 4610 kilometers / 2489 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 55 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to McGrath (MCG) is 3564 miles / 5735 kilometers and travel time by car is about 65 hours 59 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and McGrath Airport (MCG).

How far is McGrath from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2864.352 miles
  • 4609.728 kilometers
  • 2489.054 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
  • 2857.245 miles
  • 4598.290 kilometers
  • 2482.878 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 McGrath Airport
City: McGrath, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MCG
ICAO Code: PAMC
Coordinates: 62°57′10″N, 155°36′21″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and McGrath is 3 hours. McGrath is 3 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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McGrath, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 318 kg (701 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → McGrath (MCG).

Distance:
2864
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2864

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