# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Traverse City, MI (TVC)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Traverse City (Des Moines International Airport – Cherry Capital Airport) is 464 miles / 747 kilometers / 404 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Traverse City (TVC) is 640 miles / 1030 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 22 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Cherry Capital Airport (TVC).

## How far is Traverse City from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 464.354 miles
• 747.305 kilometers
• 403.513 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
• 463.487 miles
• 745.911 kilometers
• 402.759 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 Cherry Capital Airport
City: Traverse City, MI
Country: United States
IATA Code: TVC
ICAO Code: KTVC
Coordinates: 44°44′29″N, 85°34′55″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 93 kg (206 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Traverse City (TVC).

Distance:
464
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
464

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