# 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B McGrath Airport
City: McGrath, AK
Country: 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.

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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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2864

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