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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Thunder Bay (YQT)

Distance from Des Moines to Thunder Bay (Des Moines International Airport – Thunder Bay International Airport) is 518 miles / 833 kilometers / 450 nautical miles.

How far is Thunder Bay from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 517.685 miles
  • 833.134 kilometers
  • 449.856 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
  • 517.692 miles
  • 833.145 kilometers
  • 449.862 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is 1 hour 28 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Thunder Bay is 1 hour. Thunder Bay is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 102 kg (224 pounds).

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 Thunder Bay International Airport
City: Thunder Bay
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YQT
ICAO Code: CYQT
Coordinates: 48°22′18″N, 89°19′26″W

Des Moines to Thunder Bay flight path

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Thunder Bay (YQT).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
518

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