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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and McGrath is 3 hours. McGrath is 3 hours behind Des Moines.
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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).