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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Traverse City, MI

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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:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
464

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