Distance from Detroit to Des Moines

Distance is 878 kilometers or 546 miles or 474 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map – Shortest path between Detroit and Des Moines

Map – Shortest path between Detroit and Des Moines
  • Location for Detroit
  • Location for Des Moines

The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Detroit

Latitude: 42° 20' North
Longitude: 83° 03' West
Initial heading:268.2°WestWest
Final heading:261.1°WestWest

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Heading from Des Moines

Latitude: 41° 35' North
Longitude: 93° 36' West
Initial heading:81.1°EastEast
Final heading:88.2°EastEast

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Detroit (U.S.A. - Michigan)Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:52:47 PM
Des Moines (U.S.A. - Iowa)Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:52:47 PM

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